Modi tears into Congress in Maharashtra rally


PM Modi said that under Congress rule, India lagged behind other countries that gained independence at the same time…reports Asian Lite News

Coming out heavily against the Congress party in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the grand old party is the “originator” of all the problems faced by the country, ranging from the issues of terrorism, naxalism to the violence in Kashmir. He further said that under Congress rule, India lagged behind other countries that gained independence at the same time. Addressing the public meeting on Monday, PM Modi said, “It is the responsibility of political parties to resolve people’s issues but the Congress Party is the root of all problems in the country.

Since Independence, who has been responsible for the country’s partition on the basis of religion? Who was responsible for the problem in Kashmir? So many countries got independent at the same time, and went ahead. Which party was in power for the maximum time?” “The country faced the wrath of terrorism for decades. Bomb blasts were a common thing those days. Who gave protection to terrorists just for appeasement? The problem of Naxalism got out of hand, who was responsible for this ‘red terror’?” he added while slamming Congress for not taking action against terrorism.

“The dispute over Ram janmabhoomi continued even after seven decades of independence. Who used to create obstruction in the construction of Ayodhya’s Ram Temple? The leaders of which party questioned the existence of Lord Ram?” PM Modi further said. PM Modi used a Marathi proverb to hit out at the Congress party over remarks by party leaders DK Suresh and Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin. “Bitter gourd remains bitter whether it is mixed with ghee or sugar. This perfectly applies to Congress. They can never improve. Due to its misdeeds, today the Congress party has lost public support in the country, that’s why the Congress has openly started the game of divide and rule,” the Prime Minister said. “The Congress manifesto has the language of Muslim League written in it. Their MPs are talking about another partition of India. Leaders of the INDI alliance are threatening to separate South India. DMK party is terming ‘Santana’ as dengue and malaria,” he added. He further attacked Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge over his remarks and said that Kashmir is an integral part of the country. “Congress President has said, why Modi talks about Kashmir and Article 370 in other states? You tell me, isn’t this Congress’ divisive thinking? Is Kashmir not ours? Is it not our crown?” PM Modi said. “When Kashmir was burning under the fire of terrorism, houses of Kashmiri Pandits were being burnt, late Balasaheb Thackeray had openly come out against Congress.

Did Balasaheb Thackeray think that Kashmir is on fire and what it has to do with the people of Maharashtra? I am happy that Eknath Shinde and his party are strongly taking forward the ideas of Bala Saheb,” he added. During his address, Prime Minister Modi said that the Lok Sabha polls is an election between stability and instability, while stressing on the importance of a stable government. “This is an election between stability and instability. On one side is BJP, which believes in taking strong and big decisions for the country. On the other hand, is the Congress party and the INDI alliance says ‘jaha bhi satta pao, khoob malai khao’ (Reap as much as possible wherever you come to power),” PM Modi said. “INDI Alliance has always pushed the country into instability. How important it is to have a stable government, that can understand better than Maharashtra,” he added. He also gave reference to the wide range and quality of wood from Chandrapur, stating that the wood has been used in Ram Mandir in Ayodhya as well as the new Parliament building. “Chandrapur sent wood for the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. The wood from Chandrapur was also used in the new Parliament building, which represents the New India. The fame of Chandrapur has reached the entire country, I congratulate the people of Chandrapur,” he further said. Maharashtra sends the second-highest 48 MPs seats to the parliament. The polling in the state will be held in five phases: April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13 and May 20. The counting of votes will be held on June 4. In the 2019 elections, the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 23 seats, followed by Shiv Sena (undivided) with 18 seats. (ANI)

‘Time to open govt treasury for common man’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the Prime Minister waived off Rs 16 lakh crore of a few billionaires in one go and said that now is the time to open the government treasury for the common man.

In his post on X, Rahul said “Narendra Modi waived off Rs 16 lakh crore of a few billionaires in one go. With this much money, a revolutionary scheme like MGNREGA could have been run for 24 years. Those who ask where the money will come from for Congress’s schemes, they hide these figures from you.”

“Enough of ‘kindness towards friends’, now is the time to open the government treasury for the common man,” he added.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday claimed that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took the support of the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Kerala’s Wayanad, his current parliamentary seat.

Irani, while speaking to the reporters here, accused the Congress MP of “insulting” the people of Amethi, a parliamentary seat which once considered to be Congress’ bastion, but is currently being represented by her.

“We have received this information that Rahul Gandhi took the support of the terrorist organization PFI to contest his election in Wayanad. When you read the chargesheet filed in the context of PFI, you will get to know that the organisation had planned to kill Hindus in every district. Rahul Gandhi should tell the people of Amethi why is taking the help of PFI that plans to kill Hindus…He insulted Amethi. PM Narendra Modi developed Amethi and the people of Amethi will bless PM Narendra Modi,” she said.

Significantly, Rahul Gandhi is locked in a triangular fight in Wayanad where his principal rival is CPI’s Annie Raja.

General elections will be held in India from April 19 to June 1 to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha.

The elections will be conducted in seven phases and the results will be declared on June 4. (ANI)

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