DEOGHAR (Jharkhand): With electioneering at its peak for the last phase of seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Congress party has accepted its defeat and its ‘Darbaris’ are making controversial statements just to save their ‘Naamdars’ from the blame.
“The Congress party has understood that it would lose the polls. It is now planning to put blame on someone to save the ‘Naamdars’ (Gandhi family). And two of its big ‘Darbaris’ (Sam Pitroda and Mani Shankar Aiyar) have even started working on it,” said Modi while addressing an election rally here.
Referring to Pitroda and Aiyar as ‘cricketers,’ Prime Minister Modi said: “Two cricketers have even started their batting. And the party is distancing itself from their comments. I am telling you that they do not have this kind of power for batting without the order of the captain.”
It is worth mentioning that Pitroda, also the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) chief had recently said – ‘Hua to Hua’ (Happened, so what) – while responding to a media query about 1984 anti-Congress Sikh riots at a presser in Amritsar, Punjab.
“He (Pitroda) is the ‘Guru’ of Rahul Gandhi. His ‘Hua to Hua’ comment has ashamed everyone. He is not aware of people’s sentiments. I can assure you that he made this comment to save his ‘Naamdar’ from the blame of shameful defeat.”
Asking why Aiyar emerges only during elections, Modi said: “The Congress has a huge population of leaders who can martyr themselves just by trimming their nails to save their ‘Naamdars.’ Another cricketer who was hidden for years after abusing me has now re-emerged.”
Eight seats of Bihar will be going to polls in the last phase of seven-phased of elections on May 19. In West Bengal, nine seats will go to polls.
There Lok Sabha seats – Rajmahal, Dumka, and Godda – in Jharkhand where 14 Lok Sabha seats are at stake, will go to polls on May 19. In 2014, BJP had won 12 of 14 Lok Sabha seats. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)