Jhajjar/Jayal/Pali: In a frontal attack on Gandhi family, Narendra Modi yesterday raked up Robert Vadra's controversial land deals issue, alleging that farmers were forced to sell land at throwaway prices and that Congress gave "damad (son-in-law) power" in place of development.
Addressing a series of rallies in Haryana and Rajasthan, the BJP's PM candidate questioned why Congress was silent on the issue and asked Rahul Gandhi to explain the policies "through which you have given land to your jijaji (brother-in-law)". He said the Congress will suffer a rout as it did after the Emergency.
"The central government's defeat is certain. It is time to decide how to give them a farewell. We should give Congress such a farewell that India does not see such a government in seven generations," Modi said.
Addressing a rally in Rathkudia area in Pali constituency, Modi said "there is nuclear power, hydro power, wind power and solar power but for the first time, 'damad power' is beign heard of in Rajasthan".
"Thousands of acres of land belonging to farmers was given to 'jijaji' (brother-in-law) of Shehzaade (Rahul Gandhi) in the name of solar power. Board of Solar power was put up but what happened actually is that it became 'damad power' in Rajasthan," he said without naming Vadra, son-in-law of Sonia
Gandhi, while accusing the Congress party of not giving answer on the issue.
He accused Congress governments in the states as well as at Centre of taking the farming community for a ride by "usurping" their property to sell it off at "dirt-cheap" prices.
"If in Haryana, it is the father-son duo who are doing the business, in Delhi, it is the mother-son duo. As if it was not enough, so the son-in-law (damadjee) has also entered the scene," Modi said in Jhajjar.
"Farmers have to sell their land at throw away prices due to deeds of your jijaji (brother-in-law)," he said. Modi said due to land policies of Haryana government, "a person without even single paisa could earn Rs 50 crore in next three months...."Is anyone among you a magician who knows such a trick. This trick is known only to Shehzaade's family," he said.
Accusing Congress of failing the country's farmers and soldiers, he said, "During former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's time Indian was proud of its "jai jawan, jai kisan" slogan.... now its (UPA government's) new slogan is 'mar jawan, mar kisan' (die soldiers, die farmers)."