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Congress will field CBI in elections: Modi

September 25, 2013 18:33 IST

Accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation to target political opponents, Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it will be the agency that will fight the coming assembly and Lok Sabha elections and not the Congress party.

"The Congress party is not going to field candidates in the elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi and the next Lok Sabha polls. Congress will not fight the next Lok Sabha elections but will field the CBI instead," he said while addressing a congregation of BJP workers.

BJP's prime ministerial candidate said the Congress should be overthrown as its government at the Centre discriminates against BJP and National Democratic Alliance-ruled states.

He claimed the Congress does not have the power to take on the BJP and people are going to punish it for their problems.

"We have to free this nation of the Congress. We have to free this nation of Congress' actions. Free the nation from the corruption of the Congress," he said and asked the crowd whether they would implement Mahatma Gandhi's last wish -- that the Congress party should be wound up after independence.

The crowd shouted back with a resounding yes.

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 (MP CM) Shivraj (Singh Chouhan) be in peace. It creates hurdles in the implementation of any scheme he plans. If you have to fight, fight with leaders like us and not with the common people. Don't take away their rights."

Modi said the Congress has, of late, started talking about "inclusive growth", but BJP ruled states have always emphasised on it.

"I do not have an iota of doubt about BJP's victory in the next elections," Modi said while claiming that currently there is a tide in favour his party.

Modi heaped praise on the Madhya Pradesh CM and said his efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people have been hampered by the hurdles created by the Centre in the implementation of his programmes.

Taking a dig at the Union government, the Gujarat chief minister stated that every state had taken some developmental initiatives, including Gujarat, and it would have been better had the Centre done the same.

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