Be wary of the Cong and its lies: PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Dec 2018 08:57:17



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of misleading farmers on loan waiver promises, calling them lollipops. On a day’s visit to the Purvanchal region, his second trip to Uttar Pradesh this month, Modi claimed the JD(S)-Congress coalition Government which came to power in Karnataka recently had waived only 800 farm loans. “Be wary of the Congress and its lies,” he said at a public meeting here after laying the foundation stone for a medical college and releasing a postal stamp on legendary king Suheldev. “Will you trust the lollypop company?” he said.

Modi’s remarks on farm loans – made at other recent meetings as well – follow the waivers announced by the Congress Governments in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh after the recent Assembly polls. Modi has been saying that the Congress had promised much more than its Governments have delivered on loan waivers, a charge denied in the past by that party. The Modi described himself again as a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of the people, a term ridiculed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

“This chowkidar of yours is toiling very hard day and night, and with honesty, to brighten your future and that of your children,” he said. “Because of this chowkidar, some thieves are having sleepless nights. It is your faith and blessings on me that will take the thieves to their rightful place one day,” he said. He described Maharaja Suheldev as a brave warrior. “Maharaja Suheldev is among those bravehearts who had struggled for the honour of `Maa Bharti’,” he said.

“All people hailing from the deprived and the exploited sections of society seek inspiration from him. Remembering him strengthens the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas (inclusive development),” he said. The PM’s rally here is also being seen as an effort by the Bharatiya Janata Party to woo the Rajbhar community, which reveres Maharaja Suheldev.