I will sell tea, not the country: PM Narendra Modi to Congress
“The people of Gujarat have not accepted you and will never accept you,” Modi said, adding that Congress was ‘hurt’ that a ‘chaiwala’ had become the PM.
Without naming Ram Nath Kovind, Modi said while people from Gujarat could claim they could call up the PM, now people from the Koli Samaj can “directly dial” the President. “I feel such a sense of pride that the President of India is from the Koli Samaj. People in this democracy gave us the mandate that we could make their man the Rashtrapati.” The Congress candidate is from the Koli community.
Modi claimed the main opposition tried to dislodge a Patel who occupied the chief minister’s seat in Gujarat always. He said Gujarat had four Patel chief ministers and each time the Congress worked to get them removed. Modi alleged that even in the case of Anandiben Patel, Congress created problems that led to her removal. Modi alleged Congress treated Sardar Patel and Morarji Desai unfairly.
“The people of Gujarat have not accepted you and will never accept you,” Modi said, adding that Congress was ‘hurt’ that a ‘chaiwala’ had become the PM. “This was beyond their imagination… Why such hatred for a tea-seller? Modi can sell tea but will never sell the country like you have done. I am a son of the soil.”
PM Modi took digs at Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi and said one who ‘did not know’ what a sapling of gram looked like was talking about agriculture. “Farmers of Gujarat are wise and not growing potato. Else, they would have believed him about potato turning into gold.”