While addressing the booth workers of Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Congress and Communist party and said that both parties provide Kerala with a model of efficient corruption and inefficient governance.
"In Kerala, there are two governance models currently. The Congress model and the Communist model. Both models are models of efficient corruption and inefficient governance," he said.
Acknowledging the death of Venugopalan Nair, who had set himself ablaze yesterday in Thiruvananthapuram, the Prime Minister endorsed the 'bandh' called by his party while advising the party workers to exercise necessary self-restraint. BJP has claimed that Nair was an Ayyappa devotee
"I want to tell BJP karyakartas, this should inspire everyone across the state to avoid taking any extreme step. Whatever points we have, we should express them firmly and convince the people about them," the Prime Minister said.
Lambasting the Kerala government further, he also criticised them for not performing its duty.
"Those in power in Kerala, for years, have shown no respect for democracy. They have made every effort to silence the voice of BJP workers and the voice of the people of Kerala. Despite the brutal killing of BJP workers, the state government has failed to perform their duty and punish the guilty."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi further added, "When a nation of 130 crore people speaks, today, that voice is heard. Be it terror or climate justice, be it in apprehending economic offenders or economic growth, today, India is at the forefront of setting the global narrative."
He also affirmed that the VIP culture has changed with time and now 'the earlier buzzword VIP' has been replaced by 'EPI- Every Person is Important'.
Prime Minister Modi interacted with booth workers of Kollam, Mavelikkara, Attingal, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha.