PM Modi accuses Congress of disrespecting democracy by playing vote-bank politics


Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Madhya Pradesh to save the state from vote-bank politics referring to a leaked video purportedly showing MP Congress chief Kamal Nath asking for heavy voting from members of a particular religious community.
In his second rally today for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the poll-bound state, Modi also accused the Congress of dividing the people, ignoring the farmers, and spreading lies.
“Recently, Kamal Nath’s video has surfaced on social media. Whose votes is he seeking? Such a thing is not acceptable. It is a disrespect of democracy,” Modi said in Mandsaur on Saturday.
“We need everyone’s votes – whether Hindu or Muslim, rich or poor. Every Indian who is a voter…but they (Congress) don’t… they say don’t rely on tribal votes. They want votes from a particular community. Is this not disrespect to democracy?” he said.
Continuing his attack on Kamal Nath, the PM also raised the 1984 riots.
Referring to Kamal Nath’s reported remarks that the “mills of Congress grind slow but fine”, the Prime Minister said, “Shrimaan Kamal Nath ji, everyone knows how fine your mills grind…everyone knows about 1984 anti-Sikh riots. That is a proof of it.”
“We can’t let the future of Madhya Pradesh be ruined by trusting such people,” he added.
Modi also blamed the Nehruvian Congress leadership for the agrarian crisis in the country and said that condition of farmers would have been better had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel become the first Prime Minister.
“If Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel would have become the first PM of India, then the condition of farmers that have deteriorated in their rule of 55-60 years wouldn’t have happened. The farmers of our country would have been strong,” he said.
“This generation of farmers are suffering due to the wrong doings and wrong policies of the Congress. Even our governments are facing bad names for those things. Aaj jab unki nitiya ulti pad rahi hai woh aage aake zyada se zyada cheekh rahe hain (Today when their policies are yielding bad results, they are shouting the most),” he said.
Without taking names, the PM also targeted UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi saying that “ma and beta” on bail are asking questions on demonetisation.
“Jo log croron rupay ki hera-pheri mein jamanat par nikle hain, maa (Sonia Gandhi) aur beta (Rahul Gandhi) dono jamanat pe hain, wo hame sawaal puch rahe hain notebandi kyon ki. Yahi to aap logon ka khel desh ko dikhane ke liye ‘notebandi’ ki (Those out on bail in cases related to embezzlement of crores, mother and son are on bail, are asking questions on demonetisation. I did demonetisation to expose you before the nation),” said the PM.
“I locked down 3 lakh companies which were engaged in such frauds,” he added.
Slamming Congress for not fulfilling any of its promises, Modi said that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi gave the slogan of ‘Garibi Hatao’ but failed to eliminate poverty.
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“They nationalised banks and said the poor would benefit from it, but what happened? So many people did not even have accounts,” he said while highlighting his government’s achievements in the sector.
“How work is done, how society is changed. It would have taken them four more generations to do this. That is why I have come to urge you. Our only agenda is the development of Madhya Pradesh and of the country,” he said.

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