Ahead of the final phase of the Bihar elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, has told the opposition Congress to stop “ lecturing on tolerance”, during an electorate rally in Bihar.
“Today is November 2. Do you recall 1984? Lakhs of Sikhs were massacred in Delhi and across India on the second, third and fourth day of Indira Gandhi’s killing in which serious allegations were made against Congress and its leaders. Today, on the same day, Congress party is giving lecture on the issue of tolerance. ‘Doob maro, doob maro’. This does not behove you,” PM Modi, said.
Addressing a rally in the Seemanchal region of Purnea, Narendra Modi said, the tears in the eyes of the Sikh victims have not yet dried and their wounds have not healed and you are doing this ‘dramebaazi’ on November 2.
PM Modi’s remark came in the aftermath of Congress top leaderships’ decision to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to raise the issue of “intolerance”.
Mocking the Bihar leaders, Modi “thanked” Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for giving 40 seats to Congress, saying these seats will easily come in BJP’s kitty.
“Both Lalu ji and Nitish Ji have been fighting against Congress for long. There may be some compulsion of both of them that they have given forty seats to Congress, a party which is non-existent in Bihar. I am thanking both of them for one thing that both gave us 40 seats without a challenge. We have thus got the 40 seats on a platter. I thank Lalu ji and Nitish ji for these 40 seats given to Congress. For the rest, I am thanking people of Bihar,” Modi said.