Shinde has told states not to arrest Muslim criminals: Modi

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 12 January 2014 20:22 IST

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi made a serious allegation against the Congress government that the centre has instructed all the states not to arrest Muslim criminals.

“Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde has sent a letter to all the state home ministers regarding curbing criminal activities, which however states that no Muslim, if found to be involved in criminal activities, should be arrested”, said Modi at a rally held in Goa today evening.

Charging the Congress of playing vote bank politics, Modi asked how criminality could be linked to religion.

While rejecting this suggestion, Modi also said the centre has no right to send such kind of directives to the states.

“It is this kind of partisan attitude of the Congress due to which the country is suffering today from all kind of ills and criminalities”, said the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP.

He was addressing Goa’s historic Vijay Sankalp rally that kicked off the Lok Sabha campaign in the tourist state, unofficially, for the BJP.

Modi also came down heavily on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, alleging that he has destroyed all the possible democratic institutions during his tenure.

“This election thus should be looked upon as an opportunity to save the country from further destruction rather than limiting itself to the welfare of your lone constituency”, said Modi.

The Congress has looted the country while BJP’s sole prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee does not even have a house of his own to stay. People need to realize this difference, he said.

 

Rajnath Singh, the BJP national president, earlier said India could show current account surplus only once, when Vajpayee was ruling.

“We need to come out of the deficit economy. Modi has proved it in Gujarat and needs to be given an opportunity to take the country back to surplus economy by increasing exports”, he said.

Not only Modi, Singh said even chief minister Manohar Parrikar has proved it in Goa, as its per capita income is seven times more than Uttar Pradesh.

The national president, who had strongly pushed Modi’s candidature for prime ministership during its party national executive meeting held in September, felt that Modi is the leader with a clear cut vision, conviction and courage.

“Give us both the seats of Goa and we will get you the majority government”, assured Singh. 

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As was expected playing to the gallery with distortions, Narendra Modi’s speech today in Goa was very vague, empty talk and full of his usual cheap rhetoric. He has only once again confirmed that he is a man without substance desperate to be the Prime Minister. Something that will just never happen as the people of India will by no means venture trusting the reigns of this great country in the insecure soiled hands of a person with a skewed vision.

The BJP spent crores on today’s rally to assemble a lakh of people but the Modi effect just did not take off. The crowd may have been impressive but Modi’s delivery was lacklustre. L.K. Advani was right in visualizing that Narendra Modi as a Prime Ministerial candidate would be a liability to the BJP.

The people of Goa over the last 22 months have been witness to the rampant corruption and mal administration by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and his endless U turns including that on Casinos, Regional Plan. MOI issue, Mining, etc etc. He had promised Zero tolerance to corruption but sadly it has become the order of the day proving that the BJP is no different. Out of political convenience Narendra Modi himself has now embraced one of India’s most corrupt Chief Minister in recent years Karnataka’s B. S. Yeddyurappa. That says it all.

- Aires Rodrigues, Ribandar | 12 th January 2014 23:20

 

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