Wednesday, December 19, 2012

After Surat, Modi faces protest at Budhel

Till now, whenever Narendra Modi spoke, everyone just listened. 
But not anymore! It seems people are voicing their discontent during his public rallies. Just three days after five people shouted slogans against the chief minister at his rally in Surat, a youth, on Thursday, shouted slogans at his public rally in Budhel of Bhavnagar district.
Manhar Rathod, 33, showed black flag and demanded justice for Thangadh firing victims.
As Modi was addressing the rally, Rathod stood up and shouted slogan, “We want justice for Thangadh killing of dalits,” and took out a black flag from his pocket and hoisted. Soon after security personnel cornered him.
However unfazed by slogans, Modi gave it a political turn by taunting that at least one person of Shaktisinh Gohil dared to protest from Bhavnagar Rural constituency.
Meanwhile, Vartej Police station PSI RP Patel told that during primary interrogation, it has been found that Rathod does not belong to any political party.
Apart from Budhel, Modi addressed rallies at Keshod and Babra in Saurashtra, two rallies in Vadodara and one rally in Surat on Thursday. Terming the Congress party as a 'burden', he criticised them for misleading the people by making false promises.
Addressing an election rally at Keshod in Junagarh district, Modi said: “Congress party has become a burden for Gujarat. They are trying to mislead the people of Gujarat.”
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is visiting Keshod on Friday. So taking on Gandhi, Modi said that Congress president and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should do their homework properly before coming to Gujarat. “Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) should go through the lessons properly. If Sonia Gandhi has come to Gujarat then she should do her homework,” he added.