Modi criticizes Congress for fielding tainted Ashok Chavan
March 30, 2014 - Bijapur
- Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi lashed out at Congress for fielding scam tainted former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
- Modi addressed a rally in Nanded, the constituency in which Ashok Chavan is contesting to the Lok Sabha.
- Ashok Chavan's name was figured in the Adarsh housing society scam.
- Chavan also questioned Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as to what happened to his promise of a probe against Chavan.
- Narendra Modi questioned the sincerity of Congress-led UPA government in issues like corruption, women's security and black money stashed abroad. He said that sex crimes in Delhi rose and blamed the central government for neglecting safety of women.
- Promising that BJP would bring back black money stashed abroad to the country, he said that loyal tax payers would be rewarded if it comes to power.
- Modi stressed the welfare of farmers while addressing rallies in Amravati and Akola of Vidarbha region. He called for a NCP-free India and Maharashtra
- Addressing a rally in Bijapur, Modi said that Congress would not be able to achieve double digit seats in Lok Sabha elections in any state of the country.
- Congress defends decision to field Ashok Chavan
- Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has defended the party giving ticket to Ashok Chavan.
- Speaking at a television interview, Digvijay Singh said that Chavan has not been held guilty and is free to contest elections.