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People have rejected Congress' policy of arrogance, dynasty: BJP

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 7:45pm IST | Agency: PTI

Stating that people of the country have rejected the policy of "arrogance, dynasty and inheritance", BJP today advised the Congress to "reconcile" itself to sit in the opposition.

Four days ahead of counting of votes for Lok Sabha election, BJP today lauded the voters of the country for coming out in large numbers to elect a "stable, effective and decisive" government.

"This is an election of hope and not of emotion. The policy of arrogance, dynasty and inheritance is being rejected by the people of India and the politics of initiative, hard work and accomplishments based upon the record of good governance is being rewarded by the people," BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Giving "unsolicited advice" to the Congress party, he said, "Dynasty cannot deliver victory. The Congress should understand. Please reconcile yourself to be in opposition, otherwise you will face difficulties."

In a veiled attack on the Nehru-Gandhi family, Prasad said, "You can't flaunt your inheritance and achievements of your forefathers attained 20 to 30 years ago. People are asking questions on what you have to comment on the present." Taking a swipe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, he said his "hidden desire" for the Prime Minister's post will remain and claimed he has been "marginalised" in this election. He said questions are being raised on JD(U)'s poor performance.

Prasad said that his party "salutes" the people of the country who have substantially responded to the need for a stable and effective government.

Expressing satisfaction at the good turnout, he claimed victory for Narendra Modi in Varanasi with "record votes" and the party across the country.

"I have not noticed this overpowering desire of the people of India to have a stable and decisive government," he said.

Prasad also hoped the EC will take note of the few incidents of malpractices that took place today during polling, alleging that not enough central paramilitary forces were deployed in eastern Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Reacting to media reports that Smriti Irani may be disqualified due to over-spending in this election from Amethi, the BJP leader condemned it asking where such a "malicious campaign was being launched against her for taking on Rahul Gandhi".

"We completely deprecate this kind of witch-hunting. Our deep suspicion of a mala fide against this whole report because Smriti Irani has given a very tough fight to Rahul Gandhi in Amethi," he said.
Prasad said he "condemns" such a report. 

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