Modi's faux pas: Seniors don't count

Modi's faux pas: Seniors don't count

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday, in a major faux pas, has stated that only those who fall ‘in the age group between 18 to 28 matter as their future has to be chalked out; but if an adversity strikes a senior citizen it does not matter much.”

 Modi projected himself as the only panacea for this age group in the country while making a whistle-stop tour of Kalyan and Mumbai. In his first rally in Thane district, he subtly reiterated that his own stature was bigger than that of his party, stating that the rival Congress has only one agenda.

He said that the Congress was not fighting to retain power or win the elections. “It is only pursuing a single-point agenda of ‘Stop Modi’ at any cost, or they apprehend they will be ruined.”

In the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) later in the day, he focussed on youth and said that it was those between 18-28 years  facing crucial choices on all fronts in their young age, specially when they “are in 12th standard.”

“This is the age when they decide their entire future and plan out their lives. They must get a strong government which works in their interest… I appeal to all youths to go out and vote for a strong government and that government cannot be provided by Congress which has betrayed the country.”