Country is electing strong Govt & choosing ‘India first’, than ‘family first’: PM


CHANDIGARH, May 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his attack on the Congress, saying the country is electing a strong government and it is choosing "India first", than "family first".
He was addressing a poll rally in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening.
"The country is electing a strong government and not a helpless government. It is choosing 'India first', than 'family first', not dynasty but development," he said, adding the country was choosing those who hit terrorists in their den.
Modi also used cricket to attack the Congress, saying when the UPA government was in power, a tournament was shifted to another country as general elections were being held in India.
"Is the LokSabha election going on in this country or not? Did IPL take place in this country or not," he asked. He also said that in 2014, the Congress and their "mahamilavati" allies were not been able to digest the mandate given by the people and added that since he assumed power, they had been trying to insult all decisions taken by him.
"During the past five years, they have tried to insult every decision and scheme announced by me. When I announced Swachh Bharat scheme, they said he is talking about toilets from the ramparts of Red Fort and made fun of me," he said.
The polling for lone Chandigarh LokSabha seat will be held in the seventh and final phase of elections on May 19.
Modi also launched an attack against the opposition by urging people to compare the property owned by him to those owned by "Mahamilavati" people. The Prime Minister added that despite being in politics for a long time, his property details are an "open book".
"People should compare what these 'Mahamilavati' people, who are shedding tears for poor, have done for the poor and for their own family. What are they doing today? Before voting, people should remember how much property do they own. These people exploited poor people's money to indulge in corruption, they have looted the poor," Modi said while addressing a rally here.
"I have been the longest Chief Minister of Gujarat. By people's blessing, I became the Prime Minister and worked for five years in Delhi. Even after being in politics for so many years, the amount of property I own is like an open book. You can compare both of them," he added.
In a veiled attack at the RJD, Modi said they want to take the state back into the era of "lanterns", the symbol of LaluYadav's party.
"Fifty years back, Ram ManoharLohia had raised his voice in front of JawaharLal Nehru and said that India has got independence, so many years have gone, but still women in the country are unhappy with two things - water and toilets. Ram ManoharLohia had raised his voice in front of Nehru, but nobody heard him. Ram Manohar Lohiaji I pay respect to you today... I have tried to fulfil Ram ManoharLohia's dream by getting almost 10 crore toilets built across India," Modi said.
Eight out of the total 40 seats in Bihar are scheduled to vote on May 19, the last phase of national polls.

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