Bengaluru, Apr 16 : Terming the All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi as the ‘person of unlimited immaturity’, former External Affairs minister S M Krishna, called upon the people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party and ensure ‘continuity’ of good governance. Addressing newsmen here on Tuesday, the former External Affairs minister came down heavily on the AICC president and said that the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Congress leader for his immature statement on the ‘chowkidar chor hai’.
“Let us see what explanation the Congress president will give to the Supreme Court” he said. Charging that prime minister during the UPA regime was controlled by ‘remote control’, the BJP leader, who was once part of the Manmohan Singh government said that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had provided a stable government, sans any remote control in the last five years”.
Showering praises on the NDA government he said “Thanks to his (Modi’s) leadership, country could evolve a unified tax system for the entire country, taken several decisive measures, and provided a new dimension to the Swatchatha Andhollana in the country”. m“Only Modi can provide an aggressive push in finding solutions to the teething problems of the country”, Krishna said. Stating that he had not seen any prime minister in the past, who had devoted more than 18 hours of a day for the upliftment of the nation, the former External Affairs minister said that “Prime Minister has no any other ‘hobbies’ than working for the country for extended hours”.
“Working for extended hours in a given situation, is different, than making it a routine” he said.
Referring to former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda’s statement that he will prevent Modi from coming to power, he said that “during 2014 elections, Gowda wished Modi not to come to power, this time also the JD(S) leader wishing the same” he said. “Gowda can not prevent Modi from coming to power at the Center physically. This is democracy, the people have the ultimate power” he said.
Criticising that the JD(S) leaders in Karnataka, working towards strengthening their-own family members, he said that “We can understand why they are shedding tears in the public. Because they are scared of the defeat of their kin in this Lok Sabha election,” he said. Refuting the charges that IT authorities are conducting raids on targeted parties, he said that “It is not correct to attribute any motives against central agencies”.
Referring to the candidature of the independent candidate Sumalatha in Mandya, Mr Krishna said the “BJP candidate was polled more than 2.5 lakh votes in the byelections held last year and all the party workers are supporting the independent candidate” he said. The former Chief minister, while appealing all the voters to exercise their constitutional rights by visiting polling stations without fail, also prayed them to vote for BJP. Former minister and senior BJP leader, Aravinda Limbavali, Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrashekhar, and other BJP leaders were also present on the occasion. UNI