Accusing the Congress and third front of fuelling instability, Narendra Modi today sought a clear-cut mandate, appealing to voters to give NDA at least 300 seats in the Lok Sabha polls for providing a strong and stable government at the Centre.
The BJP's prime ministerial candidate lashed out at Congress which has hinted at the possibility of supporting a secular front government at the Centre to keep BJP at bay, saying such forces were trying to "destablise the country".
"They said BJP won't get allies, many will leave but across the nation new friends have joined us. Congress said Modi was only in Gujarat but that too didn't cut ice. Now they are talking of unstable Governments. They want instability", he said.
Addressing a rally here, Modi said a strong and stable government can only fulfil the aspirations of the people and improve India's image at the international level.
"...I appeal to voters from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to elect more than 300 MPs from NDA and all from Uttar Pradesh.
If there is a strong government at the Centre and if a new prime minister sits with the support of 300 MPs in Parliament, then the world will listen to him. We can also deliver on our promises to the people," he said.
BJP has fielded Modi from Varanasi to give BJP a boost to the party's prospects in Uttar Pradesh which gives 80 seats to the Lok Sabha. The party is also eying the maximum number of seats from UP and Bihar which together account for 120 seats.
Modi said neither the Congress nor the third front, SP or BSP are inclined to form the government and are out to stop BJP from coming to power by playing "tricks" and misleading people.
His comments assume significance in the backdrop of defence minister A K Antony hinting last week about the possibility of the formation of a fresh secular front to keep BJP out of power.
"I warn the Congress... they are praying for an unstable governnment at the Centre. This is not patriotism. Government should be stable irrespective of who forms it. We cannot let this country be destroyed," he said.
"When they are unable to do anything, they are out to sabotage the chances of others. Issue is not about Modi or BJP forming the governmemt, the issue is about forming a stable government," he added.