Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday asked who snatched the freedom of speech of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and alleged that the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is insulting Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for claiming the credit for giving rights to the people.
Paying tribute to B.R. Ambedkar, Modi said, "It is the birthday of Ambedkar. He gave us the Constitution. He gave us the democracy. It is because of this right that we are able to elect our government. But the Shehzada these days is daily insulting him."
"The rights were given by Ambedkar, but he is beating the drum that his party has given this right or that right. Is it not an insult to Ambedkar?"
He said that if the Sonia Gandhi's government had properly implemented the provisions of the constitution then the people of this country would not have been suffering.
"Ambedkar gave us the right to freedom of speech. But who snatched it from the Prime Minister?" he asked.
Modi said the Congress talks about poor and Dalits, but it was due to the rights given by Ambedkar, that a 'chaiwallah' is running for the PM's post.
He also took a dig at Sonia Gandhi, saying, "Sikar is the land of the brave hearts. On one side there are Sikar's mothers who are ready to sacrifice their son to protect the country. On the other hand, there is a mother in Delhi who is sacrificing the whole country just for her son."
Referring to results of recent assembly polls, Modi said the Congress has been whitewashed in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, and added that the people are fed up with the Congress.