Modi claimed his government's success in getting loan from Japan and starting the bullet train project had pinched Congress. Seeking to counter objections to Sardar Patel statue in Bharuch, he said it would bring huge growth to the region in the form of tourism.
Modi made the comment while lashing out at the Congress for its criticism of the Rs 1.1 lakh crore project - which he said was "a negligible price" - connecting Ahmedabad and Mumbai and to be built by Japan.
He added: "Those who have no internal democracy can't work for people". Read Also: Surendranagar Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax suspended, shifted He accused Congress of packing off all its MLAs to Bangalore when Banaskantha and Surendranagar were submerged, just to "make one man win the Rajya Sabha elections". I want to tell this youngster Shehzad- you have done a courageous thing, but this is sadly what has always happened in the Congress. Media had to ask Indira Ji before publishing something. "What tolerance is this!", ANI quoted PM Modi as saying. Addressing a public rally in Bharuch ahead of the first phase of assembly elections in the state, Mr Modi said, he has seen unprecedented support for BJP during his visits to Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat. "We saw what happened in UP".
He further said: "A youngster Shehzad has exposed the rigging that is taking place in the Congress President Poll. In a few days, what I said about BJP winning Gujarat will also come true", he told the gathering at Surendranagar. That same leader is the topmost Congress leader but what did he do for Bharuch.
In Uttar Pradesh, where the Congress ruled for decades, the state from where generations of top Congress leaders belong. Congress was wiped out. Even in the upcoming polls in Gujarat, Congress will get 150 seats if they end dynasty politics.' he said. PM Modi is on a two-day sojourn in his home state Gujarat, where he is slated to address seven "Vikas Rallies" to stress on the ruling BJP's development plank.