Many Congress leaders are on bail, party is a ‘bail gaadi’: PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jul 2018 09:03:30



LAUNCHING a scathing attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Opposition party was now being called a ‘bail gaadi’ as several of its leaders were out on bail.

“Several leaders who are called stalwarts of the Congress and former Ministers are out on bail these days,” Modi said at a public rally here, punning on the Hindi term for a bullock cart.
He said the people were well aware of the “intentions” of the Congress party and had started calling it a ‘bail gaadi’. Making an apparent reference to the surgical strike into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 2016, he criticised the Congress for questioning the capabilities of the Army.

“It is unfortunate that political opponents also committed a sin by raising questions on the capabilities of the Army. This has never happened before and the people will not forgive those who are doing this kind of politics,” he said.
Modi was addressing a rally of beneficiaries of welfare schemes run by the Centre and the State Government in BJP-ruled Rajasthan, where Assembly elections will be held later this year. Modi laid the foundation stones – symbolically, through remote from the Amrudon ka Bagh rally venue – for 13 projects worth Rs 2,100 crore in various districts of the State.

Criticising the Congress, he said the parties following the politics of family and dynasty may continue like that but the BJP Government was committed to taking the country’s defence and self-respect to their pinnacle.
“The country today is at a crucial stage. We have started moving towards a new direction and I believe that the Government, with the cooperation of you all, will gain success in fulfilling its commitments,” he said.

Without taking names, the Prime Minister said some people get disturbed on hearing the name of the BJP.
They catch a fever when Modi or Vasundhara Raje are mentioned, he added.
“Such people hate this kind of programmes but the common people get to know about the Government’s schemes and programmes through such events,” he said about the rally he was addressing.