The BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ridiculed the Congress on Sunday, saying that major infrastructure works, like the golden quadrilateral project, undertaken by the NDA regime were brought to a halt when the UPA government came to power.
Addressing the “Bharata Gellisi” rally in Belgaum, Modi said the Congress-led government had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying half the roads built in the country in the post-Independence period materialised during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure as prime minister. “Till now, you have elected rulers, but provide an opportunity to a servant who has dreams for a bright future.”
“Shehzaada (a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi) says he has an infrastructure map in mind. That took 60 years for the Congress, and it will take 600 years for the map to materialise. People cannot wait for so long in an age of global economy and world trade.
Karnataka has a long coastline, but does shehzaada's map have a place for ports in the State?” asked Modi.
Earlier in the day, Modi addressed a rally in Bijapur.