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Ahead of Polls, War of Words Heats Up Between BJP and Cong

India News

4 Dec 2018

Canvassing for December 7 Assembly polls in Rajasthan turned into a high voltage affair on the penultimate day on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian National Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in intense verbal duels.

Since the onset of the campaign for the assembly polls in five states-Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram-Mr Modi and Mr Gandhi have been targeting each other on various issues.

The current spate between the two main rivals followed renewed volleys of barbs against each other during the election meetings in this state.

While the PM continued raining criticism for the grand old party’s “five decade misrule” headed by “four generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family”, the Congress leader questioned Mr Modi’s understanding on the very essence of Hinduism and protecting crony corporate ‘friends’

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Hanumangarh. Invoking the Kartarpur corridor issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at the Indian National Congress and asserted that his destiny has been to fix the grand old party’s wrongs.

At a rally here for the December 7 polls, the Prime Minister alleged that the Congress party did not take care of Sikh community’s sentiments at the time of partition and let Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara go to Pakistan.

”My destiny has been to fix the wrongs of the Congress. The holy work of Kartarpur Gurudwara has also come to me.
We should ask the Congress, why they had let Kartarpur go to Pakistan at the time of Partition.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take part in BJP’s Save Democracy rally in Bengal at Siliguri on December 16, party’s state secretary Sayantan Bose said today.

“The PMO office verbally confirmed the Prime Minster’s participation at Siliguri on December 16 and a written official confirmation is expected in next 3 days,” Mr Bose told reporters.

Mr Modi is the face of BJP’s election campaign for 2019 Parliament poll in West Bengal.

Party chief Amit Shah told party followers and leaders in the state to ensure win at least 22 seats out of 42 Lok Sabha segments here.

Mr Bose said they would start the Save Democracy in Bengal rally from three places ( formerly called ratha yatra) from Cooch Behar in north Bengal from December 7, Kakdwhip, southernmost region, from December 9 and Rampurhat/Tarapith in Birbhum district from December 14.

Rahul launches counter attack on Modi, charges him with betrayal of jobless youthsAlwar. Apparently offended by fresh verbal offensives from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday made scathing counter attack on the former accusing him of betraying unemployed youth of the country.

Addressing an election rally in Malakheda town in the district for the December 7 Rajasthan polls, an aggressive Gandhi said, ” Modi had not kept his promise during the Lok Sabha general elections stumping that he would provide employment to two crore people every year.

“Modi deceived needy youths, not only from Rajasthan but of the entire nation. Every youth is pained and four youngsters recently committed suicide in this district,’ Mr Gandhi said.


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