Modi Seeks to Connect to IT Crowd, Attacks Aadhar

Modi Seeks to Connect to IT Crowd, Attacks Aadhar

Seeking to connect with the IT population in this tech hub, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today slammed the UPA government on IT growth and Aadhar project whose face and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani also came in the line of his fire.

"This is the mood of not changing the government but the mood shows people's anger in their hearts," Modi told an election rally held near the Electronic city that houses top IT companies as he made a scathing attack on UPA government on corruption and other issues.

"I want to tell the youth of Bangalore that I want to make your dreams as mine. Your ambition is my mission," said Modi, who took a dig at Congress for fielding Nilekani, who is taking on BJP's Ananth Kumar, a five-time MP, in Bangalore South.

Modi said "Congress fields owner of crores of rupees. They make him a candidate. I want to ask the candidate what crime you have committed that the Supreme Court had to rap your Aadhaar project"?

"For the first time, I want to tell publicly. I asked several questions on Aadhaar project. I asked them questions relating to illegal migrants and national security. They (the government) did not have any answer," Modi said.

Modi said he also wrote several letters on this issue to the Prime Minister but he did not give importance to the suggestions given by a "common man like me."

"That is the reason why they had to face the Supreme Court's wrath. How long will you continue to loot the country's treasury? Continue to cheat people? You have to be on the alert on the efforts being made to spread lies (about the project", he said in a sharp attack on one of UPA's pet ambitious programmes.

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Modi said, "Shehzade had come here. He said his father brought IT revolution. Shehzadeji, at least tell this country... It knows well that it was Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government which brought in IT Act in 2000."

"And not only that Shehzadeji, I am challenging you from Bangalore's platform that during Vajpayee's rule the growth of software exports in the country was 40 per cent, and now Shehzadeji..... After the taking over by Sonia Gandhi's government it came down to 30 per cent."

"Also Shehzadeji, at least speak some truth. The country knows that in UPA 2 the software export growth has sunk to 9 per cent. What will happen to the future of the youth? Who is responsible for it. This is because of your policies."

In this context, referring to the Congress' poll slogan, "har haath mein shakti, har haath tarakki" (power in every hand, progress to everyone), he said, "The country knows it. The claws of the Congress the country has come to know. "Harr Haath loot, Har Hot Jhoot (loot in every hand, lie on every lips)."

Modi said the current elections were being fought not by any party but the people of the country. "This is the first-ever elections that before the announcement, the result has been declared. Does somebody have any doubts about the results. Will Congress save itself?

He also referred to the steep fall of the Rupee value and the widening current account deficit. "....This situation has been created by you (Congress). Shehzadeji, give an answer to the people of the country."

"Shehzadeji, Madam Soniaji give the accounts of your government's performance because you have been elected by the people and you should give the answer. You are running the government and demanding accounts from us? This is like deceiving people," Modi said.

"Country wants to know what have you done in ten years ... For whom all you did, did you do in the day or at night ... Country wants to know, please give an answer," the Gujarat Chief Minister said.

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