Faizabad (UP): With the portrait of Lord Ram providing the backdrop, Narendra Modi today asked people living in the “land of Ram” to teach Congress and those who support it a lesson for not fulfilling electoral promises.
Modi skirted any reference to his party's pet theme of building Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, which is part of the district and epicentre of Ram Mandir movement, but made several references to Lord Ram to exhort people to defeat Congress, SP and BSP and support BJP.
“This is the land of Lord Ram where people believed in ‘pran jaye par vachan na jaye' (one may lose life but cannot break promise). Can you pardon those who broke their promises?,” the BJP prime ministerial candidate said a rally, referring to the ruling party's unfulfilled promise of providing 10 crore jobs to people.
He also took on SP, which is in power in UP, and Mayawati-led BSP, saying they are enemies in Lucknow but friends in Delhi.
“They save the government of ‘maa-beta (Sonia-Rahul)'. The Congress saves them from CBI. It protects netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) from CBI. They believe in you scratch my back, I scratch yours.