Alleging that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was a "dictatorial chief minister", Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today urged voters "not to fall into the deceitful trap" laid by him.
"Don't fall for his tall claim that he will do in 60 months what Congress could not do in 60 years," he said, addressing voters here on the last day of campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.
"One of Modi's ministers is in jail, another is on bail and a third person was condemned by the Supreme Court."
"Even senior BJP leader A B Vajpayee had told Modi after the Godhra incident that he had violated 'Raj Dharma' and was unfit to rule and he should resign," Chidambaram claimed.
He warned that the BJP would stop the MNREGA scheme which assured employment to the rural poor as the saffron party leader Yaswant Sinha had called it a "waste scheme".
It was the Congress that provided reservations for the OBCs, SCs and STs. Only after the centre passed the Reservation Bill, the backward classes saw economic development. Only a particular section of people were working in the government sector earlier, he said.
There was no mention of reservations in the BJP manifesto. The DMK and the AIADMK would compete with each other for compromising with the BJP after the polls, he alleged.
Amazing!!! Does Chidambaram really believe that any voter in India, even in Tamil nadu, seriously listens to him and will change his option???
"Deceitful trap" describes the Modi surge very accurately.