Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday lauded his party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the "Karyakarta Mahakumbh rally", and said that if the country worked together, nothing could stop the Gujarat chief minister from taking over as the next head of government.
“If we work together, there is no force in the world which can stop Narendra Modi from becoming your Prime Minister in 2014,” Singh said, drawing massive cheers from the gathered audience.
Singh also lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government, and praised the BJP’s tenure at the Centre, saying that it was the sole block of history in independent India when the country flourished.
“You are witness to the condition of the country, ever since the Congress party took over. Corruption is ever prevalent, security is threatened, and the country is passing through extremely difficult times,” Singh said.
“In independent India, if there was a regime that could control inflation, it was Bharatiya Janata Party’s senior leader Atal Bihari Vajpeyi. Ever since this government has taken over, there is a continuous trend of price rise in the country. …During our tenure of six years at the Centre, no one can could point a finger and accuse us of any corruption,” he added.
Rajnath Singh also alleged that the Congress-led UPA government was trying to misguide the people of the country with their facts, figures and statements, and predicted that this trend would lead to their downfall.
“Taking the path of fabrication, this government is trying to misguide the people of this country. …All of this has come into the open. …When a government tries to stay in power, on the basis of fabrication, history is proof that it always leads to a bad eventuality,” Singh said.
Earlier, at the event, veteran Lal Krishna Advani said his party will give the nation a stable government.
The 85-year-old patriarch, who shared the stage with Narendra Modi for the first time since the BJP named the Gujarat Chief Minister its prime ministerial candidate, said his party has achieved the current status by action and not speeches.
"The BJP will give India a stable government at the Centre. The BJP has reached where it is, not due to speeches but owing to the hard work of party workers," he said, while addressing the BJP's 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' rally.
Advani also praised Modi and other BJP-ruled chief ministers for their creditable achievements.
Modi earlier touched Advani's feet when the stalwart greeted him with a bouquet.
The Karyakarta Mahakumbh is being organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, a founding member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the BJP.