PM Modi targets Rahul Gandhi over his ‘north-south’ remarks, lashes out at Congress for ‘divide, lie and rule’

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Attacking Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his latest ‘north-south’ remarks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged the get together’s coverage was to “divide, lie and rule.”

Not mincing phrases, he stated the Congress tradition of feudal politics, dynasty politics, patronage politics was ending and individuals all over the nation had been rejecting the get together.

He additionally expressed shock over Gandhi’s competition that there was no ‘devoted’ fisheries ministry.

“…They are gold, silver and bronze medal winners in telling lies,” Modi stated addressing a public assembly in poll-bound Puducherry, as he stated individuals of the union territory had been celebrating the “freedom from misgovernance of Congress.”

Modi hit out at former Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy, implying he headed a ‘excessive command’ authorities that served the pursuits of some Congress leaders in Delhi.

He additionally slammed him for “lying” concerning the criticism made by a girl towards the federal government through the Congress chief’s go to right here a fortnight in the past.

Pitching Puducherry as a area with potential in varied sectors, he stated the NDA wished to make it the BEST, saying the acronym meant the UT being a hub of Business, Education, Spirituality and Tourism.

Training his weapons towards the Congress, whose party-led authorities fell on Monday after it was diminished to minority within the wake of resignations, he stated “the congress culture you saw in Puducherry for five years is how the party works nationally.”

“Our colonial rulers had the policy of divide and rule. Congress has a policy of divide, lie and rule. Sometimes their leaders put region against region, sometimes they put community against community.”

“They are gold, silver and bronze medal winners in telling lies,” he stated, apparently referring to Gandhi’s latest assertion in Kerala.

During his Kerala go to on Tuesday, Gandhi had stated he was used to a “different type of politics” in north India and coming to the southern state was “very refreshing” as persons are occupied with “issues”, which drew condemnation from the BJP, whose leaders accused him of an opportunistic anti-North bias.

Modi additionally took on Gandhi over his assertion that there was no ‘devoted’ fisheries ministry at the Centre, including the NDA authorities had set it up in 2019.

“Congress leaders says we will make a fisheries ministry. I was shocked. The truth is, it is the current NDA government that had made a ministry for fisheries in 2019.”

“The budget allocated for fisheries has grown more than 80 per cent in two years,” he stated, including the sooner NDA dispensation beneath the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee had established a ministry for the tribal communities as nicely.

Referring to the BJP’s sweep of the Gujarat municipal polls, he stated the variety of wards received by the saffron get together was ten occasions that of his get together’s archrival Congress.

“This is how big the gap is..,” he stated.

“People all over India are rejecting Congress. Their seats in parliament are the lowest ever. The Congress culture of feudal politics, dynasty politics, patronage politics is ending. India is young, aspirational and forward looking.”

Recalling his earlier Puducherry go to, he stated the thrill and power is ‘wonderful’ now and that “the winds of change” listed here are seen right now.

He stated individuals had been comfortable for two causes, with one in every of them being him earlier launching a number of developmental works.

The different cause was that folks of Puducherry had been celebrating was the “freedom from misgovernance of Congress,” he stated referring to the autumn of the Narayanasamy authorities.

While the individuals had voted for Congress with nice hopes in 2016 that their issues could be solved, after 5 years they had been disenchanted and “their dreams and hopes are broken,” he stated.

In 2016, the individuals of the UT didn’t get a authorities of individuals however one which was serving the excessive command of the Congress.

“They got a government that was busy serving Congress high command in Delhi.”

“Their priorites were different. Your former chief minister was an expert at lifting the slipper of his top party leader but did not have the interest to lift people out of poverty in Puducherry,” he stated, alluding to a previous incident involving Narayanasamy and Gandhi.

During a 2015 go to of flood affected areas right here, photos purportedly exhibiting Narayanasamy holding slippers for Gandhi had gone viral, although the latter claimed he supplied his footwear to the Congress chief after he eliminated his sneakers to wade by way of stagnant water.

“Puducherry deserves a government whose high command is the people and not a small group of Congress leaders sitting in Delhi,” Modi added.

He additionally lashed out at the previous CM for “lying”, referring to a video just lately the place he was accused of mistaken translation of a girl’s speech in Tamil to Gandhi.

“A few days ago, the entire nation saw a video. A helpless woman was complaining about Puducherry government, about the chief minister (of) the neglect during cyclone and floods.”

“One could see the pain in her eyes. One could hear the pain in her voice. Instead of telling the truth to the nation the former Puducherry CM gave a wrong translation of the woman’s word. He lied to the people and his own leader. Can a party whose culture which is based on lies ever serve the people,” he requested.

The Congress authorities had broken each sector within the UT. Traditional mills had been closed and industries had been in hassle, Modi stated, including he may perceive that Congress doesn’t consider in working for the individuals.

“What I cannot understand is that as to why Congress does not want others to work,” he stated and alleged that the Congress authorities didn’t cooperate in implementing schemes and funds weren’t additionally utilised.

He additionally puzzled why the sooner Congress authorities had not performed civic polls regardless of Supreme Court route and slammed its “anti-democratic mindset.”

Modi appealed to individuals “to reject anti-democratic forces and support the NDA’s governance and restore the past glory of Puducherry,” within the coming polls, probably in April.

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