Vote bank politics has destroyed society: Modi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Sep 2018 08:56:01


Staff Reporter,


Launching a blistering attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the grand old party has become a burden on the country. Moreover, Modi also said that, vote bank  politics has destroyed the society like termite and it is now responsibility of the BJP to save the country.  Modi was addressing BJP’s Karyakarta Mahakumbh in Bhopal on Tuesday. Addressing a massive gathering of BJP workers, Modi said that the Congress has been unsuccessful in forming an alliance in the country. Hence, it is now searching for an alliance outside the country.

Taking on Congress’ allegations, he said, “The more dirt is thrown, the more lotus will bloom.” He added that Congress is 125-year-old party with so many ex-Governors, ex-CMs, ex-Union Ministers and has ruled the country for 50 to 60 years. “What happened? One has to walk with a microscope to see whether it is anywhere in the country,” he quipped.

Modi said that discrimination between classes in the society would not do any good to the country. This is the reason that the BJP believes in ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’. Taking a jibe on the condition of Congress, he said that, despite defeats, the Congress is not ready to introspect and the reason behind this is sheer arrogance. “We also faced defeats but we made people develop faith in us,” he said. He was of the view that after seeing success of Shivraj Government in Madhya Pradesh and Dr Raman Singh Government in Chhattisgarh, the Congress is desperately approaching smaller parties for alliances. He asserted that the BJP never fought election on ‘Dhan Bal’. Rather, it fought with ‘Jan Bal’. Giving the mantra of ‘Mera Booth Sabse Majboot’ to BJP workers, he also spoke about ensuing Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh saying, “this
victory will decide the future of the country.”

He added that earlier, when the UPA Government was in power, BJP Governments in the State faced lots of difficulties as the Centre used to nurture enmity with BJP Governments. “Such people need to be punished,” he asserted. Congratulating Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for taking Madhya Pradesh on the path of development by removing the ‘Bimaru’ tag, he said that now, Madhya Pradesh is number one in many parametres, including interlinking of rivers. Remembering former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, he reminisced that this is the first Assembly election in MP when the BJP will be fighting election with Atalji’s memories.

In an apparent reference to the corruption allegations over the Rafale fighter deal, he accused the Congress of indulging in mud-slinging against the government, saying the Opposition party found it easier than debating issues like development. Modi also slammed vote-bank politics and the practice of triple talaq while targeting the Congress party. He was apparently referring to a tweet by former Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik who had said that Rahul Gandhi will be next PM of India if he follows ‘Jet Gate’ (Rafale deal) properly.

“Ever since I came into politics in 2001, you (Congress) have used all your strength to hurl abuses at me. There would not be a single abuse left in the dictionary now. However, the more mud you threw, the more the lotus bloomed,” he said. “In 1984, we lost (elections), but we introspected and worked to regain the trust of the people. We did not try to save our skin by blaming EVMs for our losses. Today people have once again reposed their faith in us,” he said.

“These are the people who used a section of society to win elections, never caring to work for the welfare of others but only trying to save their chair. This sin of dividing the country is one major reason of its destruction,” Modi said, in a veiled attack on the Congress. “If you want to save the country from ruining caused in 70 years after Independence, you have to shoulder a vital responsibility,” Modi told the rally of BJP workers. He said his Government believes that the entire 125 crore citizens of India are one family.

He said the opposition parties had formed the “Maha- gathbandhan” (grand alliance) out of fear of losing the polls. The Congress is “unable to accept that a ‘chai wala’ (tea vendor) or the son of a poor mother like Shivraj and (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) Yogi (Adityanath) could attain the chair of power.”