Ahmedabad, October 04 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi hit back at Congress President Sonia Gandhi after her comments in Rajkot and said that the Congress was trying to cheat the people of Gujarat and will not be forgiven.
"Did the Congress not promise that it will bring down prices within 100 days of coming to power? Did that happen? Is it not cheating against you people? The adivasis and tribals of Gujarat will not forgive the Congress. You can forgive any crime, but not cheating," Modi said.
Attacking the Congress for job promises, Modi said, "The Delhi government had said in 2009 that it will provide employment to 1 crore people. Is there one among you who has got a job? Congress is fooling you. If any youth wants to do business, my government will stand guarantee for your loan."
"In 2007, the tribals of Gujarat defeated Sonia Gandhi. Sonia visited Rajkot, but the BJP will still win all seats there," Modi said. This comes a day after Sonia kicked of the Congress's campaign for the Gujarat elections in Rajkot.
"Sonia's speech had nothing in it, newspapers didn't even publish it, only put big picture," Mr Modi said today.
Modi, who is seeking a third consecutive term, chose to challenge the central government to reveal how much money has been spent on Sonia Gandhi's foreign tours at the beginning of the election campaign. When it was said that government has not spent any money on her tours, Modi quickly turned that into new focal point and dared the Congress to reveal the true math. The party has said it has nothing to hide but has not offered an explanation for why RTI activists have not received a response from the Prime Minister's Office for two years, despite being ordered to do so by the Chief Information Commissioner.