Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed rallies in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, all of which go to the polls on April 6, concentrating on the opposing Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam within the first for misogyny, the Left Democratic Front (which is in energy) in Kerala for its involvement within the gold smuggling case, and the Congress within the final for the underperformance of the earlier authorities.
While campaigning for the Tamil Nadu BJP unit president L Murugan in Dharapuram — the BJP and the ruling All India Anna Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam are allies — the PM dubbed former union telecom minister A Raja, as an “outdated 2G missile”, referring to his involvement within the 2G scam, and slammed him for insulting the mom of chief minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami .
“This outdated 2G missile has one clear target, the women of TN,” the PM mentioned. “A few days back, this missile was launched by UPA with a clear order to attack the nari shakti of Tamil Nadu…God forbid, if they come to power, they will insult many other women,” the PM mentioned.
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On Saturday, Raja, evaluating DMK chief MK Stalin with the AIADMK’s Edappadi Palaniswami, the chief minister, mentioned the previous was born of a “legitimate relationship” and the latter of “an illicit relationship” with the assistance of a “doctor from Delhi”. His reference might have been to the circumstances surrounding the chief minister’s ascent to the highest job but it surely sparked an outrage. Stalin himself warned his partymen to take care of the decencies of debate, and Raja has apologised for the remark.
The PM additionally took a swipe on the DMK over dynastic politics, saying the “crown prince” sidelined many senior leaders of that social gathering, referring to the ascent of Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi.
The Prime Minister sought to reiterate his respect and affinity for the Tamil language. “One of the greatest moments of my life was when I could speak in a few words in the oldest language in the world, Tamil at the United Nations,” he mentioned.
Palaniswami was additionally current on the rally together with his deputy O Panneerselvam and different coalition leaders.
Later within the day, the PM addressed a rally in Kerala’s Palakkad. The BJP has fielded E Sreedharan, the previous chief of the Delhi Metro and considered one of India’s most revered technocrats from the constituency.
The PM focused Kerala’s ruling LDF over the gold smuggling case, allegedly involving the previous principal secretary to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, saying the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led authorities “betrayed” the individuals of the state simply as Judas did Jesus for a couple of items of silver.
“Judas betrayed Lord Christ for a few pieces of silver. LDF has betrayed Kerala for a few pieces of gold,” the PM mentioned.
Reacting to his comment, the CPI(M) mentioned it didn’t want a certificates from the PM.
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“All central agencies are under him. Let him ask his agencies to speed up probe and find real beneficiaries of the gold smuggling [case],” mentioned state social gathering performing secretary A Vijayaraghavan.
The PM mentioned that the politics of the state is seeing a significant shift pushed by aspirations of younger who’ve questioned the “match-fixing” politics of the LDF and the opposition UDF.
“…For many years, the worst kept secret of Kerala politics was the friendly agreement of the UDF and LDF. Now, the first-time voters of Kerala are asking- what is this match fixing?” Modi mentioned.
“Five years one loots, five years the other loots. People are seeing how the UDF and LDF misled the people,” Modi mentioned as he expressed hope that the chain of alternating energy between two fronts might be damaged this time.
The two events have alternated in energy since 1982.
“Only the BJP can ensure fast development to the state,” he mentioned.
At the rally within the Union territory of Puducherry, the PM focused the “non-performing” Congress authorities (which collapsed simply forward of the polls) over time in Puducherry.
“In the long list of non-performing Congress governments over the years, the previous Puducherry Government has a special place. The ‘High Command’ Government of Puducherry failed on all fronts,” the PM mentioned.
(With company inputs)