Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be in Tamil Nadu today, to address election rallies. Both will land at Madurai airport, and hence, the temple town, has come under a thick security blanket.
Only a few days ago, Modi was in Coimbatore to address a public meeting. He asked first-time voters to remember Pulwama victims and Balakot air strike when they set out to vote and blamed the Congress for speaking the language of Pakistan.
Modi claimed that when serial blasts rocked Coimbatore, the DMK’s response was inadequate. But the NDA was committed to giving top priority to security, which was crucial for India to realise her true potential. For a secure India, Tamil Nadu will play a crucial role through the proposed Defence Corridor project, which would usher in employment and prosperity, he said.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made it clear that he doesn’t attach much importance to Modi’s threats of putting Congress leaders behind bars if voted to power for the next five years.
Replying to questions about allegations of corruption brought against the Congress, Rahul Gandhi said: “I am perfectly happy if Modi wants to take any action against me.” He added that Modi should instead answer a few questions and reiterated his dare for a debate on the Rafale deal.
“I am perfectly happy if Modi wants to take any action against me,” Rahul Gandhi told reporters in Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, where he went for his mother Sonia Gandhi’s nomination.
He also dismissed PM Modi’s threat to jail Congress leaders for corruption if he won another five-year term.