Lambasting the Congress over Sam Pitroda’s ‘hua to hua’ comment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday charged that the remark was a reflection on the party's arrogance with which it has been shrugging off its misdeeds while it was in power.
The three words ‘hua to hua’ (whatever happened, happened) uttered by the guru (Pitroda) of the Naamdaar (Rahul Gandhi) in front of TV cameras sum up their attitude. This is the way they have brazened it out whenever their regimes have been discredited on account of corruption scandals, Modi told an election rally in Sasaram.
The nation is fed up and crying out ab bahut hua (now, enough is enough)", he said.
The people are fed up with the dynasty politics of Congress, their corruption and arrogance. "The message on May 23 when counting of votes is scheduled, will be loud and clear, Modi said evoking chants of phir ek baar Modi sarkaar from the crowds.
In an obvious dig at Lalu Prasad's RJD, he said the arrogance of the Congress was on display when it imposed the Emergency and humiliated Jayaprakash Narayan and in the way it had allegedly sought to erase the contributions of Ambedkar from history. "But those swearing by the legacy of JP and Ambedkar are, in Bihar, carrying the flags of the Congress.
Modi also accused the Congress of genuflecting before Pakistan-based terror during the years it ruled the country, seeking the bodies of terrorists after surgical strikes and air strikes by our jawans and standing with the tukde-tukde gang.
These are also the reasons why the nation is saying "ab bahut hua", he added.
Earlier in the day, addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia, PM Modi threw an open challenge at the opposition parties to prove if he had amassed any asset or kept money in any foreign bank.
"I am throwing an open challenge to the 'mahamilawati' people that if they have guts then, instead of hurling abuses at me, they should accept my challenge.
"My open challenge to the 'mahamilawati' people is that they should prove if I have acquired any benami property, built any farmhouse, bungalow or shopping complex, or deposited money in any foreign bank, purchased property abroad or bought vehicles worth lakhs and crores," Modi said.
The prime minister said neither had he ever dreamt of being rich, nor had he committed the sin of looting money of the poor. "We accord top priority to the welfare of the poor, the honour and security of the motherland," he said.
"This is the reason that 'hekdi' (arrogance) of Pakistan and its terrorists has vanished in air. The terrorists who used to openly brandish firearms in Pakistan, are today hiding below the ground and praying for Modi's removal. Sometimes they look at the jungle, sometimes the sky, sometimes the sea.
"They remain restless and have lost their sleep...I have given a freehand to the bravehearts of the country. Hence, first the surgical strikes took place and then it was the air strikes. Today we have taken the war against terrorism across the border," he asserted.
Modi then attacked the SP-BSP, describing them as 'mahamilavati', and also slammed the Congress for questioning the courage of the bravehearts.
"Those who could not even rein in local goons, how will they be able to rein in terrorism. The entire world is affected by terrorism and to combat it, there is a need to have a government in Delhi which is strong, does not believe in appeasement and vote-bank politics and takes decisions with courage."
Striking an emotional chord with voters of Varanasi, PM Modi
described himself as a 'Kashi-vaasi' and sought their blessings to pave the way for his election to Lok Sabha for a second term from the seat.
Terming Kashi his guiding spirit, the prime minister said his bond with the holy city was very strong as he had come here several times in the past five years, and added that it is believed that if a person comes here even once, he becomes an inseparable part of the city.
In a video-recorded appeal, Modi said that it was a matter of great satisfaction for him that he was in service of the city, whose presiding deity is Lord Vishwanath.
In his appeal, the prime minister mentioned the developments that have transformed Varanasi and its neighbourhood, and cited the construction of highway, railway station and multi-modal terminal on river Ganga.
Modi, however, said that a lot still needs to be done, a task which, he said, he will complete together with the people so that the speed of development does not stop.
"I know that every resident of Kashi is fighting elections for and as Narenda Modi," he said ending his appeal by asking the voters to participate in the biggest celebration of democracy in a grand manner and create a record.