Lohardaga: Launching a blistering attack on Congress on corruption and accusing it of making false promises in its manifesto, Narendra Modi today reached out to tribals recalling that it was a BJP-led government that had created Jharkhand and set up a dedicated ministry for them.
Addresssing a rally in the mining state, the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate allleged that India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had “mocked” at the demand for creation of separate state of Jharkhand.
He also hit out at the UPA government over alleged corruption in giving clearances for power projects and revived his “Jayanthi tax” barb to target former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan.
“Yesterday Congress party released its manifesto. For any political party, its manifesto should be like the Gita, the Quran and the Bible and not some document to throw dust in people's eyes. Congress party made its manifesto a political tool and did not maintain its sactity,” Modi said.
Interacting with the crowd, he asked them whether they will trust the words of Congress or its “false promises” made in the manifesto.
“They had made promises even in 2004 and 2009. They had said that they will bring down prices and will provide job to one member of each family. Whether they gave you the jobs?” he asked.