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People contesting in 40, 20 or even eight seats standing in queue to be PM: Modi  

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 25, 2019, 12.26 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at opposition leaders saying people who are contesting only 40, 20 or even eight seats are standing in the queue waiting for their turn to become the prime minister. 

Addressing a public rally at Darbhanga in Bihar, Modi asked the people to vote for him as he needs their vote to fight terror.

''Modi cannot fight terror on his own. The chowkidar needs your votes to win this fight,'' Modi said. 

The opposition is jittery after three phases of General elections and hence they have given up demanding proof of air strikes and started finding faults with EVMs, Modi said taking a jibe at several party leaders including Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu who on Tuesday questioned the credibility of the EVMs and claimed that there are rumours that people from Russia are hacking EVMs for crores. 

 Modi also attacked the opposition for not giving national security its due importance.

''For the 'Mahamilavat' gang, national security may not be an issue. But this is new India. Those involved in or abetting terror would be chased to their homes and finished off, says PM Modi,'' he said.

Terrorism must be rooted out for the benefit of the poor so that the money now spent on security could be spent on their well-being, he said.

Some people have a problem with 'Bharat mata ki Jai' & 'Vande mataram', should such people lose their deposits or not? Modi asked. These are same people who complain when I talk about Bharat, the PM said and added they also say 'why is Modi talking about terrorism, it is not an issue'

The prime minister also congratulated Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and BJP leader Sushil Modi for having brought the days of lantern to an end in Bihar and bringing electricity.  

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Addressing a public rally at Darbhanga in Bihar, Modi asked the people to vote for him as he needs their vote to fight terror.