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Madhya Pradesh Elections: PM Modi questions Congress over mention of cow in manifesto, says cheating in its blood

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 November 2018, 05:42 PM
PM Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara on Sunday.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday questioned the Congress for praising cow in its Madhya Pradesh assembly elections manifesto but eating beef on the streets of Kerala.  “The Congress praises the cow in its MP polls manifesto, but slaughters a calf on the streets of Kerala and eats beef,” Modi said while addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara.

Modi also said the people are “tired” of the grand old party’s “false promises”.   

“Chhindwara is tired of Congress' false promises. Making false promises is the very nature of Congress. They ruled for four generations. I challenge them to present a report card what they did in all these years…They have faith in the BJP,”

Madhya Pradesh is all set to go for polls on November 28. Counting of votes will take place on December 11.

Speaking on Aadhaar, Modi said through the 12-digit unique identity number, his government curbed corruption and saved nearly Rs 90,000 crore.

“When Rajiv Gandhi ji was the PM, he said if government released one rupee, only 15 paise could reach people. Why was it so? Who looted those 85 paise? When we came to power, through Aadhaar, we put a check on corruption and saved nearly Rs 90,000 crore,” Modi said

Modi said if the Congress was planning to bring goons into power through elections, the people of the state should make their choice straight and eliminate the Congress.

“A recent video has surfaced on internet in which a senior Congress leader from the state is caught saying that for winning these the elections, they're ready to take support from goons and those who don't obey law. Such a thing is absolutely unacceptable,” he said. 

Addressing a poll rally in Surguja district for the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections on Friday, Modi challenged the Congress to make someone from outside the Gandhi family its chief for at least five years if it respected democracy, as he returned the Congress' barb that a 'chaiwala' could rise to power only because of democratic systems established by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

PM Modi also hit back at the Congress for questioning demonetisation, saying the move "still rankles" them as the money "stashed under beds and in sacks" was taken away in a single stroke. 

First Published: Sunday, November 18, 2018 05:38 PM
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