PTI Tirupati (AP), April 30, 2014: Reacting to the case registered against him by Gujarat police on Election Commission’s order for addressing the media after casting his vote in Ahmedabad and displaying BJP’s symbol, Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it was the first FIR of his life which he will never forget.
First ever FIR, won’t forget this day, says Modi
He also lashed out at Congress, saying it was facing defeat and was worried that “a person who (once) eked out his livelihood by selling tea” was challenging it.
Addressing a campaign rally here, Modi said, “To date in my entire life, not even a single FIR was registered against me, not even for wrong-side scooter driving, and not even for wrong parking.
“Suddenly today when I landed here I came to know that an FIR has been registered against me…I will never forget April 30. One can understand if someone points (threatens with) a knife, a pistol or a gun (and FIR is registered). But do you know why FIR was registered against me? Because I showed a lotus to the people,” he said.
Congress was staring at defeat and “the Delhi government” was worried that a person who eked out his livelihood by selling tea was challenging them, he added.
Modi claimed that he himself did not indulge in corruption and nor did he allow others to do so.
He would make “those who looted the country and also Andhra Pradesh” account for their actions, he said.
Hitting out at “the government of mother and son” at the Centre,he asked why it took three years to submit the list of Indian depositors in foreign banks to the Supreme Court.
Reaching out to voters in Seemandhra, Modi said the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh can be developed as the number one state in the country by taking advantage of its potential, its vast coast-line, talented human resources and K-G basin gas.
He promised to help in development of Seemandhra, appealing voters to support the TDP-BJP combine, and make TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu the Chief Minister for the construction of “grand Seemandhra”.