Campaigning for the second phase of elections in Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur, PM Narendra Modi came out all guns blazing against the Congress for spreading lies and distorted facts in the poll-bound state. He also accused Congress of being anti-poor and anti-development.
Taking a jibe at Shashi Tharoor’s recent remarks crediting Jawaharlal Nehru for a chaiwala becoming a Prime Minister, PM Modi quipped if he will also attribute decades of Congress misgovernance to Pandit Nehru. He dared Congress that if they really respect democracy and Nehru’s nurtured system, then why not appoint any rational Senior Congress leader as their President for 5 years and not a Gandhi family scion.
He also said that Congress cannot digest the fact that a poor Chaiwallah rose through the ranks to become PM. Hailing Demonetisation as a huge success, he claimed the money that came through it was utilised for developing roads, hospitals, and schools in the rural areas. Taking a dig at Congress leaders, Modi said ‘darbaris’ who have had a habit of stashing away their ill-gotten wealth under their bed are still reeling from the whip of Demonetisation.
”They are asking me to explain the progress made by our government in the last 4 years, I ask them what development did they bring in their 4 decades of Gandhi dynasty rule. I am used to giving my 4-year report card to the people daily.” PM Modi said.
Stressing on his government’s accomplishments, Modi announced that about 22000 poor families have benefitted from Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Chhattisgarh’s Sarguja district alone. About 1.25 crore people got their accounts opened in the Banks for the first time in Chhattisgarh. A total of about 50 crores people will be enrolled in Ayushman Bharat Yojana which provides with a medical insurance of Rs 5 lakh every year.
Modi said that his government has implemented several projects which were pending for decades. He said that the past governments ignored the pleas of the armed forces to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP), but a government led by a chaiwala has implemented it.
Modi said that the promises of Congress are lies, their people are liars, what they tell are lies, their issues are also lies, in a way, lying is an integral part of them. Lying is their habit, they kept the nation in darkness with lies.
The second phase of polls in Chhattisgarh is scheduled to take place on November 20. PM Modi urged the people in these constituencies to break all previous records by coming out in huge numbers on the polling day to cast their votes and bestow Dr Raman Singh another 5-year term to continue his developmental work in Chhattisgarh.