Addressing a rally in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Modi today mocked the recently released Congress’ election manifesto. Pointing out that the word ‘sir’ was used too many times to refer to Rahul Gandhi, he said, “for them, Chhattisgarh is less important than ‘Naamdaar’.”
Taking a dig at the Gandhi family he said that those who themselves are out on bail obtained by dubious money are busy in distributing the honesty certificates to everyone. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi while addressing a rally in Jagdalpur had said that Congress is busy protecting ‘Urban Maoists’ who sit in air-conditioned rooms and have destroyed the lives of Adivasis. “The hands which should hold pens, some people put guns in them. Congress leaders are busy protecting these very ‘Urban Maoists’,” PM Modi had said.
Modi was addressing a rally in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, which will go to votes on 20th November. The 20th November polling would mark the second phrase. Today, 18 out of the 90 assembly seats, including the Naxal-affected ‘Red Corridor’ went to vote. This includes districts like Bastar, Dantewada and Sukma.
Yesterday, in a bid to discourage the villagers from voting, Maoists had put up posters threatening the villagers to boycott elections. Today morning, just before voting began, Naxals burst explosives in Dantewada. Another IED was detected in Sukma, following which a makeshift polling booth was constructed under a tree.