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Sep 25, 2013 at 06:13pm IST

CBI will fight upcoming elections for Congress, claims Narendra Modi

Bhopal: Accusing the Congress-led UPA government of misusing the CBI to target rivals political parties, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday sounded the poll bugle for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections while claiming that it will be the investigating agency that will fight the upcoming elections and not the Congress. "Congress wants to bring back Emergency. It's not the Congress which will fight the next poll. CBI will be used to fight the next election," Modi said while addressing a massive rally in Bhopal.

Taking a jibe at the Congress, Modi said, "These days the Congress is talking about inclusive growth. They are forced to talk about inclusive growth because of all the BJP governments have worked towards inclusive growth."

He called upon the electorate to throw out the UPA government from the Centre in the next Lok Sabha polls. "We still have to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's wish, his dream, his wish was to free country from Congress's rule," said Modi.

Accusing the UPA government of not bringing out the performance report because top five states were BJP/NDA ruled states, Modi said, "When the performance and implementation reports came top five were BJP or NDA states. Not a single Congress or UPA ruled state was there. I made one mistake to raise it in a CM meet. Congress heard it and what did they do? The performance report was stopped. Not even one Congress government (in states) has been named in the last 9 years for working for the betterment of the poor."

Sharing the stage with the top BJP leadership including LK Advani, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate said Congress should be overthrown as its government at the Centre discriminates against BJP and NDA-ruled states. Modi claimed Congress does not have the power to take on BJP and the people are going to punish it for their problems.

Alleging that the 'Delhi Sultanate' is harassing the people of Madhya Pradesh by discriminating against the state, he said, "The government in Delhi does not let Shivraj be in peace. It creates hurdles in the implementation of any schemes he plans. If you have to fight, fight with leaders like us and not with the common people. Don't take away their rights."

Senior party leaders Rajnath Singh, Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Uma Bharti and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan shared the stage as the party went all out to project a united face.

It is also the first public appearance of Modi and Advani together after the Gujarat Chief Minister was nominated as the party's prime ministerial candidate which had been vehemently opposed by Advani. To show that everything was well Modi also touched Advani's feet while BJP workers welcomed them.