Launching a no-holds barred attacked on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the former of labelling the Hindu society as terrorists.
“In thousands of years in history, there is no incident when a Hindu has resorted to terrorism. English historians have also never mentioned that Hindu can be violent,” said PM Modi while addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Wardha.
“Those whom the Congress called terrorist are awake now. The Congress labelled the peace-loving Hindu society as terrorist. This is the reason why they were scared of fielding candidates in seats where majority population dominates and are running towards minority seats,” he added.
His barb was apparently directed at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad constituency in Kerala, besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi also targeted NCP chief Sharad Pawar, saying there was infighting in his party, which was slipping from his control.
He said Pawar decided not to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls after realising that the situation was not in his favour.
"Pawar decided against contesting the polls sensing unfavourable situation. There is infighting in the NCP, the party is slipping from Pawar's grip," he said.
Blasting the opposition parties over their criticism of the NDA government after the air strike on terror camps in Pakistan following the Pulwama attack, he asked people if they wanted India's heroes or those who became heroes in the neighbouring country.
Hitting out at the Congress over the 'chowkidar of toilets' remark, PM Modi said, " I would like to tell the Congress, your gali is like my gehna (your abuse is an ornament). Because by doing Chowkidari of toilets, I am also protecting crores of my mothers and sisters."
He congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of EMISAT satellite on board polar rocket PSLV-C45 from Sriharikota.