ITANAGAR, March 30 � Even as the stage is set for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi�s �Asha Ki Nayee Kiran� rally at Itanagar on Monday, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Sunday pooh-poohed any effect of the �Modi wave� in the hilly state of Arunachal Pradesh that is up for simultaneous polls for the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly on April 9 next.
�If any effect was to be seen, the Congress nominee, Lombo Tayeng, wouldn�t have won unopposed from Mebo, a stone�s throw away from Pasighat, where Modi held a massive rally on February 22,� Tuki jibbed while addressing a rally at Darka near Aalo in West Siang district.
The Chief Minister, who at the moment is donning the mantle of star campaigner for Congress, asserted that BJP thrived on �one-man show� while the Congress stood for the aam aadmi. He pointed that while the Opposition has projected Modi as the Prime Minister long before the election dates were announced, Congress believed in collective responsibility and will collectively decide who will become the Prime Minister once the results are declared.
�Ours is strong organizational-based party where each and every member has a say. We are deep-rooted in the society and even if our cadres and members only come out to vote, we will win with thumping majority,� he said.
�Let us not go by any individual or any name. Let us go by the party, which can give you a stable government and has a special connection with Arunachal Pradesh. And it can only be the Congress Party,� he said.