PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dared Opposition to fight the upcoming Assembly polls on the development plank instead of raking up minor issues like advancement of the Union budget and election dates.
“The Opposition parties are working overtime, more than the efforts put in by Finance Minister to prepare the Budget, to criticise the advancement of budget date. It is an indication that these parties have accepted defeat in the forthcoming polls,” he said, addressing an election rally in Goa’s capital Panaji.
“Though the union budget is going to be presented on February 1, some political parties are already making graphs to criticise the Government, without even having an idea of the budgetary provisions,” Modi said.
The PM appealed to the voters of Goa to give a comfortable majority to the BJP in the election for “growth” and stability of the State, which had suffered due to instability in the past.
Goa is going to polls on February 4.
Modi also made a reference to the objection raised for holding elections in Punjab and Goa on the same day. (AGENCIES)