“If any one comes from Bangladesh then he is welcomed and all rules are broken for him. But the same is not done for refugees from Pakistan coming here," Modi said at an election rally here.

Sympathising with refugees from Pakistan, he said, "They come here because they love India. They have come from Pakistan not for any ulterior motives, but they are shouting Bharat Mata Ki Jai. They do not get any citizenship benefits. Why should they be denied? We need to end this politics of vote banks."

Assuring support to Pakistani refugees, he said, "I want to assure you that you are also like Indian citizens. We will do justice and give all rights to you."

Hitting out at vote bank politics, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate said it has weakened the nation.

"If we want to save the country then we have to get rid of this vote bank politics. If the vote bank politics continued then our country will not progress and cannot be a modern nation," Modi said.

Barmer constituency in Rajasthan has generated a lot of interest as expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh is contesting from here as an independent candidate.

Modi further assured that the BJP-led government at the Centre would work for the development of this desert region.

“When Kutch region can be developed then why not your Barmer and nearby areas? I promise that development will be accelerated in this region after our government's formation in Delhi," he said, asking people to vote for the BJP if they have faith and confidence in him.


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