Speaking at a public rally at Amroodon Ka Baag in Jaipur on Tuesday to mark the completion of 78-day-long election campaigning tours carried out by former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje across the state, Modi said, "The country is on the verge of destruction. The Congress before Independence was different, but after Independence, the entire party has become dedicated to a single family," Modi said while addressing thousands of BJP workers who had come to Jaipur for the rally from different parts of the state. 

The BJP strongman also said that the Congress party has written a new 'ABCD' book for children in the country. "Book ke anusar, A ka matalab Adarsh Ghotala, B ka matalab Bofors Ghotala, C ka matlab Coal Ghotala and D ka matlab....damad ka karobar, which translates into according to the book, A stands for Adarsh scam, B for Bofors scam, C for Coal scam and D for son-in-law's business,"said Modi.

The Gujarat CM also said that the people don't know what is happening in the country and took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "Our Prime Minister went to participate in the G-20 Summit. He returned, but no one in country knows what issues he raised there, what he told the international community. All he said was - whom he wants to work under. The country has seen a government in the last 10 years, which has no accountability and power to take right decisions," said Modi.
 
Modi said that the Congress has to be thrown out of power if people want the country to get rid of corruption. "In this government, whoever is corrupt gets promoted. The government doesn't have leaders, moral values, planning and right intention to run the country," said Modi.

He praised the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that people still remember its good governance. "The failure of the present government at the Centre has led the economic situation to such a level that the rupee has landed in hospital where it is battling for life and death," Modi added.

Modi also had words of praise for Vasundhara Raje and appreciated the latter for the 14,000-km long election campaigning tour and said that ‘parivartan ki aandhi’ (storm of change) is quite obvious in Rajasthan as the people want change.

"But however strong the storm of change is, the change will happen when the party workers will bring voters to the polling booths and make them vote in favour of the BJP," said Modi. He called upon the youth to register their names in voters' lists.

"40 percent of voters in Rajasthan are youth, for Congress youth, are just voters but for us in the BJP, youth is power," he said.

Vasundhara Raje had earlier promised that if she is elected to power, she will ensure 24-hours electricity supply in every household in the state. She criticized the state government for not being able to supply adequate water to people and provide basic infrastructure. 

BJP national president Rajnath Singh accused the Congress of conspiring to make a Deputy Inspector General of Police write a letter to defame Modi. On this occasion, princess of erstwhile royal family of Jaipur Diya Kumari and international shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore joined the BJP.

A bit of unruly scenes also came to the fore, when some workers of a party showed black flags to Modi. A minor scuffle took place between them and the BJP workers over the issue and some female workers fainted when the leaders were delivering speeches.

Modi, 62, was appointed BJP's Lok Sabha poll campaign chief, leading to speculation that he is in the race for the prime minister's post.

(JPN/Agencies) 

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