Poll result a foregone conclusion: Modi

Last Updated 02 April 2014, 19:12 IST

Buoyed by the huge response, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that this was for the first time in India’s electoral history that the results of the Lok Sabha elections were known much before the first vote will be cast.

Modi said this while addressing a mammoth gathering at Brahmin-dominated Buxar constituency (western Bihar), which also shares boundary with Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, a seat from where the prime ministerial candidate will be testing electoral waters.

“Pehli baar hai jab chunav se pehle natije maloom ho gayein hain, (This is for the first time that poll result is out before the election has been actually conducted),” Modi said as BJP supporters cheered at his every barb against the Congress and JD (U) .

“I appeal to you to ensure that the BJP gets more than 300 seats on its own. This is necessary for the stability of the government. Besides, a strong mandate will help avoid the pulls and pressures of alliance partners,” said Modi, without going much into the demerits of coalition politics.

He castigated Rahul Gandhi and blamed the Congress-led UPA-II for massive corruption. “I will sit in Delhi not as a shasak (ruler), but as a chowkidar (guard), who will keep a tab on all financial transactions. Mere rahte koi gadbadi nahin hogi. (There will be no embezzlement of fund till I am at the helm),” Modi said, while appealing to the crowd to ensure victory of BJP candidate from Buxar, Ashwani Choubey.

Nawada rally

Earlier, Modi addressed a rally in Nawada where he launched a blistering attack on his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar and asked the voters to teach the JD (U) a lesson in the polls.

Modi, while drumming up support for the party’s Nawada candidate, Giriraj Singh, was addressing the rally just 25 km away from the spot where Nitish earlier in the day campaigned for JD (U) candidate Kaushal Yadav.

The two chief ministers, believed to be bitter opponents, have never come face to face ever since Nitish severed ties with the BJP in June.

(Published 02 April 2014, 19:12 IST)

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