Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today (Tuesday, April 30) slammed PM Modi-led BJP government in Hoshingabad’s Narsinghpur rally, where a man kissed him on stage, while the leader was delivering his speech.
Sidhu criticised the ruling party saying that the present government has failed to fulfill the promises they made at the time of 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. He addressed PM Modi as ‘Jumla Prasad’
From calling PM Modi “jumla prasad” to saying that he does politics over corpses, Sidhu delivered a fiery speech in Hoshingabad’s Narsinghpur and didn’t mince words to take aim at PM Modi.
However, in the middle of the speech, Sidhu changed his pitch and heaped praises on a man standing on stage in his trademark poetic way. The man was standing beside Congress’ Hoshangabad candidate Shalendra Diwan.
While addressing the rally in support of Diwan, Sidhu said that earlier when attacks used to happen, people resigned and now people were doing politics over corpses – a reference to Pulwama attacks and Indian airstrikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan’s Balakot. Congress has been trying to corner the BJP accusing it of politicising the armed forces.
“Pahle jab hamle hote the to log istifa dete the, ab log vote maangte hain, lashon ki rtajneeti karte hai,” Sidhu said.
PM Modi, Sidhu said if Modi returns to power than India will be destroyed. “Is baar agar Modi aaya to ye desh khatam ho jaaega,” Sidhu said.
Earlier on Monday Sidhu had claimed that he will quit politics, if Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi Lok Sabha constituency. He also praised Sonia Gandhi for serving the nation, calling her a real patriot. He went on to add that it was due to her leadership that the Congress could retain power at the centre for 10 years (2004-2014).
Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi against BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani. Apart from his stronghold Amethi, Rahul is also contesting from Kerala’s Wayanad. And for this he was heavily criticized by the saffron party especially Irani.
The former cricketer also added that the controversy over the Rafale deal will lead to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defeat in the general election.