Meerut(UP): Narendra Modi today hit back at Sonia Gandhi over her ‘zeher ki kheti' barb saying it is the Congress which spews poison and reaps the harvest out of it with its divisive politics.
“Sonia Gandhi has told Rahul that power is poison. Who has been in power for most of the time during the last 60 years?.. In whose stomach has this poison gone? Who is spewing this poison? Who is harvesting the poison? They (Congress) are the ones who sow the seeds of poison,” the BJP prime ministerial candidate said at a rally here. He said the country is seeking answers from Congress to its issues but its replies are wayward.”People are asking Sonia Gandhi why farmers are committing suicide, her reply is people are sowing seeds of poison.”
Modi's counter-attack came a day after Sonia Gandhi at a rally in Karnataka accused Modi and BJP of indulging in divisive politics by “sowing seeds of poison” (zeher ki kheti) and instigating violence in their “hunger” for power. In his 50-minute speech, Modi attacked the Congress, ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and the AAP government in Dehi and sought a mandate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by projecting himself as ‘chowkidar' who will guard public funds.