BOKARO/ DUMKA (TIP): Former president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nitin Gadkari on April 18 lashed out at Congress and said if there was an Olympic Games to felicitate the most corrupt person in the world, Sonia Gandhi would surely get a gold medal. He said Congress has been involved in frauds in the sky – the 2G spectrum scam – and on earth -the Commonwealth Games scam.
He added that as if this was not enough, Congress was also found guilty in the Coalgate scam. Congress has been involved in scams of more than Rs 4 lakh crore, Gadkari said at rallies at Vaishali More in Sector IX, Bokaro and at Mohanpur in Deoghar on Friday. Gadkari promised the people of Bokaro to bring down inflation by 25% within six months if BJP formed a government at the Centre. “If you want to bring down inflation and curb corruption, remember this slogan ‘Congress bhagao, desh bachao’,” he said.
He also scoffed at the Congress punch line, ‘Congress ka haath garibo ke saath’, saying that the Congress hands will pick pockets of the poor. In Dumka, too, Gadkari lambasted Congress and its allies while appealing to the crowd to cast their votes in favour of Nishikant Dubey – the party candidate from Godda. Targeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Gadkari said her ultimate aim was to make her son Rahul Gandhi the prime minister of the country instead of bringing down inflation and addressing other issues affecting the people.
He said Congress and the other so-called secular parties were terrorizing the minority communities and speaking ill of BJP and Narendra Modi. He added that this shows that these parties practice communalism and are attempting to divide the society based on caste and creed. About Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) he said these parties will not form the government at the Centre on their own but will play second fiddle to Congress. Gadkari also appreciated Dubey for his work as an MP and said his win will not only facilitate Narendra Modi to become the prime minister of the country but also prove to be an additional force for the development of Godda.