Modi invokes Lord Ram at Faizabad

Lucknow : BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday invoked the name of Lord Ram in an election speech and urged the people to vote out the “corrupt and incompetent Congress government at the centre”.

He accused the Congress of belying the hopes of the people, breaking its promise to create 10 crore jobs in five years and failing to bring down inflation in 100 days.

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Modi said he will never break his promise of ushering in good times for the people of the country.

The Gujarat chief minister said that even Mahatma Gandhi espoused the cause of Ram Rajya.

Speaking against the backdrop of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, Modi also urged the people not to vote for the mother-son government, referring to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Faizabad has been the seat of the Ram temple movement of the ’90s that spurred support for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Lallu Singh is the BJP candidate from the temple town and is pitted against the Congress’s state president Nirmal Khatri, who is a sitting MP.

In the staggered Lok Sabha polls, Faizabad goes to polls May 7.