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Modi slams Cong over Copter deal; attacks UDF, LDF

Modi slams Cong over Copter deal; attacks UDF, LDF

Thiruvananthapuram: Attacking the Congress over AgustaWestland deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the country wants to know the names of those who had taken commission in the helicopter deal and said they should be punished.

"The country wants to know who has taken commission in the helicopter deal and they should be punished," Modi said, addressing a huge rally at the central stadium here Sunday night.

'Madam Soniaji, 'Aap ki Yae himmat.' "You and Congress leaders are making statements that false allegations are being made against you. Did Modi or Modi government in the last two years even once take the name of Congress in the helicopter deal?," he asked.

"We have never used any name even once. Investigation agencies were doing their jobs. Nobdoy in Hindustan gave the name. The name has come from Italy," he said.

As the crowd cheered, Modi asked the people "Do you have anyone known to you in Italy? Do you have relatives in Italy? Have you gone to Italy? Does anyone know you in Italy?."

"Everyone knows, who has relatives in Italy," he said adding the Italian high court had released the names. "The bribe giver is behind bars, when will the bribe taker be punished is the question being asked by the nation now," he said.

Mocking at the Congress agitation at Jantar Mantar, he said their 'Save Democracy' protest began only after the heat erupted over the chopper scam.

Modi, who addressed three election meetings at Kasaragod, Kuttanad and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, throughout attacked the previous Congress-UPA regime and the Congress and Left fronts in Kerala.

Embarking on his second leg of electioneering for the May 16 assembly polls in Kerala, Modi attacked the Congress and CPI-M led fronts in Kerala and said they were instrumental in the growth of politics of "compromise and contract" and said this "jugalbandi" needs to end.

"Kerala is at the same spot where it started 70 years ago when it began marching 'left-right', Modi said, referring to the alternate governments of the Congress and Marxist-led fronts which had ruled the state.

Only BJP-NDA will give 'mukti' to the state, he said.

"A new model of politics has emerged in Kerala. It is an adjustment politics, politics of compromise, politics of corruption and politics of contract to save each other," Modi said at Kasaragod.

At Kuttanad, the rice bowl of the state, he asked the people of the state to think of their future and not just change regimes.

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