Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of practicing vote-bank politics and working for only one family
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people from bringing the Congress to power, accusing them of practicing vote-bank politics and working for only one family.
At a ceremony marking the completion of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje’s month-long ‘journey for pride’, PM Modi said, "While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have the habit of lying as it works on the mantra of 'sarva jana hitay' and 'sarva jana sukhay' (interest of all), the Opposition is fond of doing vote-bank politics".
"Those who do vote bank politics, they enjoy the issue of Hindu-Muslim, old-youth, forward-backward, this caste that caste and man and woman," he added.
The Prime Minister said that ‘whenever they (the Congress) get the opportunity they try to divide the society’, and said that it is very easy to divide but very hard to unite.
"The BJP government in the state believes in accountability and thus we believe in presenting the report card of the works our governments have done, whether it's Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh or Chhattisgarh. The BJP never hides its face while giving the report card to the people. But the Congress keeps on spreading lies," PM Modi said.
On the other hand, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP of working for the interests of a few rich people, while neglecting farmers and other downtrodden sections of the society.
Speaking at an event held by a tribal organisation in Morena, Gandhi said, “If you want to help out the rich, do it..but also help the farmers and other poor sections of the society. If Rs 3 lakh crore of the rich can be written off, then why not give such concessions to farmers and other poor sections of the society?”
PM Modi questioned the Congress on not increasing the minimum support price for farmers.
"Why didn't you increase the MSP for farmers? Who stopped you from doing so? We (BJP) did that. We increased the MSP of the farmers and now you (Congress) people have a problem with the Modi government that how I did this. And now as nothing is left for the Congress they are, every morning, manufacturing a new lie," PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister also remarked that the Congress has never thought about the farmers. He said that under the BJP government, farmers now have insurance for their crops.
With agency inputs
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Last Updated Oct 7, 2018, 10:52 AM IST