'Dus Numbri' Gandhi has wreaked havoc in India: Modi

'Dus Numbri' Gandhi has wreaked havoc in India: Modi

'Dus Numbri' Gandhi has wreaked havoc in India: Modi

The country has paid a heavy price because of the divisive policies of the Congress ever since Independence and the party has repeated the same now in Andhra Pradesh by creating a separate Telangana state making the Seemandhra insecure, said BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Right from the division of India at the time of Independence to the division of Andhra Pradesh, the Congress’ divide-and-rule policies have made the people fight among themselves on several issues, including land, water, language, religion and region, he said.

Addressing a mammoth ‘Bharata Gellisi’ (Make India win) rally here on Friday, Modi told the crowd that “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is known for integrating India by bringing hundreds of princely states into the Union of India after Independence.” After a pause, he asked, “Do you know what the ‘Dus Numbri Gandhi’ has done?” And the crowd was taken aback for describing the Father of the Nation thus. Immediately, he said, “I am referring to the Gandhi at 10 Janpath in New Delhi.” The crowd virtually went mad, cheering and booing.

Without taking the name of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Modi described the Congress headed by her as “someone who kills the mother immediately after she gives birth to a child.” By giving birth to Telangana, the Congress wanted to kill Seemandhra for its own political and selfish needs, the Gujarat chief minister said.

“We too supported statehood for Telangana, but we wanted adequate safety and security for Seemandhra. We did not have any political agenda. But the Congress played with the lives of the Seemandhra people, which has led to absolute anarchy in that state,” Modi said.

He said he would soon visit Seemandhra to wipe the tears of the people there and to reassure them that the BJP was with them and would safeguard their interests when the NDA comes to power after the elections this year.

Referring to the contribution of Vallabhbhai Patel to the unity and integrity of India, Modi reminded the people of Gulbarga that had there been no Patel, the then Nizam state would have become another Pakistan. “Though India got freedom in 1947, the people of Gulbarga got it a year later in 1948. Patel was able to bring the adamant Nizam to his knees, leading to the accession of Hyderabad state into free India,” Modi said.

He said the whole country was yearning for a change as people were frustrated with corruption, misrule, price rise, anarchy, inflation, etc, and they have decided to boot the Congress out in the ensuing parliamentary elections. He called upon the people of Gulbarga to join hands in the task by supporting the BJP.

Party vice president Venkaiah Naidu, general secretary H N Ananth Kumar, general secretary in charge of Karnataka Thawar Chand Gehlot, state president Pralhad Joshi, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, former minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Patel and others were present.