Prime Minister Narender Modi Monday dismissed “claims by pundits and planted reports from Delhi” that there is no “Modi wave” in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections as was the case in 2014 polls.
The wave is coming out from each home, he said, addressing an election rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam.
“Pundits are claiming there is no wave…Stories are being planted from Delhi Initially, they said there is no wave. The voting percentage is now higher than before. So they are worried.
“They are not aware that there are two (types of) people who are creating records: my young friends who are voting for the first time and my mothers and sisters, who have made up their mind to elect their brother who ensured death penalty to rapists,” Modi said.
“Our mothers and sisters have decided to elect as PM one who provided (cooking) gas and electricity and have come out with full strength to cast their vote. When mothers and sisters come out, pundits fail to understand from where is the wave coming. The wave is coming from each home,” he said.
Modi also tore into Congress Leader Sam Pitroda’s “hua to hua” (it happened, so what?) remark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.