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Congress Brings Along Destruction: Modi

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Published : Nov 10, 2023, 12:21 am IST
Updated : Nov 10, 2023, 12:21 am IST

“Congress aayi, tabahi laayi " Modi warned while addressing an election rally in Satna in Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting ahead of Madhya Pradesh elections, in Satna, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (PTI Photo)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting ahead of Madhya Pradesh elections, in Satna, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (PTI Photo)

Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned people in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh that the Congress, if voted to power in the state in the November 17 Assembly elections, will bring destruction in its wake.

“Congress aayi, tabahi laayi (If the Congress comes to power, then destruction will follow)," Mr Modi warned while addressing an election rally in Satna in Madhya Pradesh.

Mr Modi said that he had unearthed the fake beneficiary scam of the previous Congress-led UPA government when he became the Prime Minister in 2014. Over 10-crore non-existing beneficiaries were found to be included in various Central government-sponsored welfare schemes. These beneficiaries existed only on papers.

“That’s how the game of looting was going on during the previous Congress regime at the Centre,” he said.

Mr Modi said that his government saved around `2.75-lakh crores by removing these fake beneficiaries from the welfare schemes.

“Modi shut down the Congress' shops of corruption,” he said, adding that’s why he is being abused by the Congress daily.

Later, addressing a public meeting in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh, Mr Modi accused the Congress of adopting "divide and rule policy" to remain in power.

"In its greed for power, the Congress has always sought to divide society by pursuing a divide and rule policy. The Congress’ bad policies led to the growth of terrorism and anarchy in the country in the past,” he said.

At the rally, Mr Modi accused the Congress of destroying the sense of nation-building prevailing in the country at the time of independence in its pursuit of "one family worship".

He said that the Congress has always set new records for corruption while in power at the Centre or in states.

“On one hand, the Congress created a fort of corruption, on the other hand, the party termed Lord Ram an imaginary character,” Mr Modi said.

The Prime Minister said that only the BJP has concern for the poor. Adding to that, he said his government has built 4-crore houses for the poor in the last 10 years.

“We built houses for the poor with the same devotion as we have built the Ram Mandir (in Ayodhya),” he said and added, “Modi built houses for 4-crore people, but not a house for himself.”

He predicted that the ensuing Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh will be interesting since the outcome of the polls is going to be decided by the "mothers and sisters".

At the election rally, the Prime Minister indirectly lauded the "Ladli Behna" scheme launched by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government and hinted that the scheme will prove to be a game changer for the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls.

Mr Modi also cautioned the people of Madhya Pradesh that the Congress, if it forms a government in the November polls, will stop the Laldli Behna and other welfare schemes of the state BJP government.

He said that the Congress has neither a roadmap for the development of the state nor a plan for the future of the youth.

"The youth of the state see no future in the Congress. The people have faith in guarantees given by Modi. Modi’s guarantee is to fulfil all the guarantees,” he said.

Exhorting the people to vote for the BJP, the PM said, “Your vote has done wonders in keeping the forces inimical to the country at bay. Your one vote will work like ‘Trinity’, bringing the BJP to power in Madhya Pradesh, strengthening Modi at the Centre and denying the corrupt Congress from coming to power.”

Referring to a video going viral on social media in which state Congress president Kamal Nath was heard asking some party workers to tear the clothes of senior party leader Digvijay Singh for denying a ticket to a local Congress leader, Mr Modi said that two veteran leaders of the Congress have engaged themselves in the "kapda fad (tear each other’s clothes)" competition. They have only one agenda and that is to establish their sons in the party in the state.

The PM also addressed an election rally in Chhatarpur, in the state.

 

Tags: madhya pradesh assembly election, prime minister narendra modi, indian national congress
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh