BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack on Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi, saying the country does not trust the party which failed to keep the promises made to people during elections.
Speaking at a poll campaign rally here, Modi also targeted Union ministers Sharad Pawar and Sushilkumar Shinde. The latter is seeking re-election from Solapur.
"Tell me, is there any reason why the UPA government in Delhi should be re-elected? Hasn't the government broken your trust," Modi said.
"Sushilkumar Shinde and Sharad Pawar made promises to you. Haven't they broken the promise to weavers," Modi said, addressing the rally in this town, famous for weavers who produce the popular 'Solapur chadar'.
"You garner votes by making false promises. It is the Congress' habit of making false promises to win polls," the BJP leader said.
"The people of the country have decided. The arrogance of Congress-NCP is such that (they think) the masses are their slaves. The governments are made if people will so. The time for browbeating has gone," he said.
"Shindeji, your are the home minister. Why did you not think that the uniforms made by local weavers be provided to police so that local people get livelihood," he said.
"But he (Shinde) only thinks day and night of how to keep Madam (Sonia Gandhi) happy. These are people who are devotees of a family," he said.