June 24, 2022

‘They instigated migrants to defy Covid lockdown’: PM Modi tears into Congress, attacks AAP | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a broadside against the Congress in Lok Sabha and accused the grand old party of using the corona pandemic for political gains.
He also took a swipe at the Congress and its leadership and said “don’t show them the mirror or they will break it.”
PM Modi blamed the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi for instigating the migrants to defy Covid curbs during the pandemic.
“The Congress crossed all limits during the Corona crisis,” the PM said.
He accused the grand old party of providing free tickets to the migrants and labourers in Mumbai to flee the city so that a havoc could be created in the country.
The Prime Minister also targeted the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi of spreading fear among the migrants in the national capital and instigating them to trek to their home towns.
“Some people in the Congress were hoping that Corona pandemic would tarnish my image and sink the BJP government,” PM Modi said.
‘States after states have voted out the Congress’
PM Modi said many states have voted out the Congress many years ago but some leaders of the party are still stuck in 2014.
“The created Telangana, but the people of the state did not support them. They created Jharkhand but could never form a government on its own in the state till now,” PM Modi said.
“Nagaland voted for Congress 24 years ago, Odisha voted for you 27 years ago. You won with full majority in Goa 28 years ago. In 1988, Tripura voted for Congress. West Bengal voted for Congress in 1972,” PM Modi said.
“People rejected you state after state. Despite so many defeats your arrogance does not end,” PM Modi said.
‘They have resolved not to return to power for next 100 years’
The Prime Minister also took a dig at Congress leadership and said when I hear some of their statements and the kind of issues they raise I feel that they have decided that they have resolved not to come to power for the next 100 years.
Some opposition leaders take pleasure in spreading fear among the youth and the businessmen of the country.
He slammed Rahul Gandhi for referring to some industrialists as Coronavirus variants and wondered how could any leader make such a statement.
Rahul Gandhi during his speech had referred to two industrialists as Covid variants who were cornering all the gains with the help of the government.
PM Modi also slammed the Congress for making fun of the “Make In India” programme .
“The Make in India programme was troubling some parties like the Congress because it had closed the doors for corruption, ” PM Modi said.
“They made fun of Make in India but today they have become a joke,” he said.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had in his speech said that the Make In India programme would not succeed because the government had killed the unorganised sector and the medium and small scale industries.
‘Nehru used Korean war as an excuse for inflation’
Responding to opposition attacks over rising prices, PM Modi said that inflation was in double digits during the Congress rule.
He cited some lines from Jawahar Lal Nerhu’s speech and said that the first Prime Minister of the country had once blamed the Korean war to justify inflation in the country.
“Nehru had also said that any disturbance in America caused inflation,” PM Modi said.
“India had to face double-digit inflation during UPA years, govt had then admitted it can’t rein in inflation,” he said.
“Congress won several elections due to their ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan but failed to do that. Then poor of this country voted them out,” PM Modi said.
‘Divide and rule is in Congress’s DNA, it has become leader of Tudke Tudke gang’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of using the “divide and rule” policy to further its politics and said the grand old party has today become the leader of the “Tukde Tukde gang.”
He slammed the Congress for playing politics to hurt Tamil sentiments.
“Congress is used to playing divisive politics and is sowing the seeds of separatism in India,” PM said.

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