Rajasthan elections: Congress trying to use impeachment to threaten judiciary, indulging in caste-politics, says PM Modi

PM Modi responded to personal attacks launched against him by Congress leaders.

As the state of Rajasthan gears up to vote for the state Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally in Alwar, Rajasthan today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his campaign speech, came down heavily on Congress Party for not only resorting to casteist slur against him but also for dragging his family to politically attack him.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Congress for its dubious stand on Ayodhya issue and he continued by describing how the Congress has created an atmosphere of fear for the judiciary in the country by threatening Chief Justice of India with an impeachment motion whenever one of them wants to hear the Ayodhya case.

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“The Congress creates an atmosphere of fear for the judiciary. They tell the Supreme Court to delay the Ayodhya hearing due to 2019 elections. They do everything possible to impeach the Chief Justice. How can such things be accepted,” PM Modi said with a reference to the opposition attempt to impeach former Chief Justice Dipak Misra earlier this year.

The Prime Minister also attacked the Congress for indulging in caste politics and said the party has touched a “new low”, as PM Modi referred to the series of casteist slurs and personal abuse he received from senior Congress leaders.

He went on to say that Congress party resorted to caste politics since country’s independence and said that Congress party deliberately sidelined B R Ambedkar but presented Bharat Ratna to themselves, especially to one family. PM Modi also said that former Congress Dalit leader Babu Jagjeevan Ram was humiliated by the Congress party after he stood against Indira Gandhi for imposing emergency.

During his speech, the PM never missed a chance to attack the Congress for indulging in hate politics. He said that Congress leaders resort to personal abuse when they do not have any positive agenda to discuss the development. He challenged Congress party to debate him on policies and developmental issue rather than indulging in derogatory attacks.

He slammed senior Congress leader Raj Babbar for referring left-wing terrorists as ‘Revolutionaries’. Expressing disappointed over deaths of security officials in Chattisgarh due to Naxal attacks, the Prime Minister said that Congress party terming Naxalites as ‘Revolutionaries’ should be a shame for the party and its leaders.

In his speech, he also referred to the recent bizarre incident which took place in Rajasthan, when a senior Congress leader not only stopped a party worker from chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ but forced him to chant slogans praising Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. “For the Congress party, there is a mata (mother) greater than Bharat mata… For us, the country is greater than the party,” said PM Modi.

PM Modi concluded his speech by mentioning the major developmental schemes initiated by the BJP government in the Centre and in Rajasthan led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. He said the only mantra that his party fights its elections on, is ‘Vikas’ (development) and so the people must vote to keep in mind the future of their kids.

The elections to 200 seat Rajasthan legislative assembly will be conducted in a single phase on December 7, 2018, and the results will be announced along with the results of four other states on December 11, 2018.

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