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Congress learnt 'divide and rule' policy from British: PM Modi

ANI  |  Bhavnagar (Gujarat) [India] 

Prime Minister Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the for indulging in divisive politics in view of the ensuing Assembly elections and said the party learnt divide and rule policy from the British.

Addressing a rally here, the Prime Minister said: "I fail to understand why the is once again doing what it always did in the past- divide people, be it on caste lines, communal lines, between villages and cities. has learnt 'divide and rule' from our colonial rulers (the British) rather well."

He further added that has grown due to the power of Shanti (peace), Ekta (unity) and Sadbhavana (integrity) and the people do not want the type of that the is trying for.

"I am seeing videos of supporters saying, vote for on 9th and 14th and then we will do 'Dadagiri' for 5 years. This is not the that the people desire," Prime Minister Modi said.

He also accused the of making 'fake promises' just to win the upcoming assembly elections.

"I appeal to the to stick to the truth.

The people of do not like poll time lollipops and false promises of the Congress," said Prime Minister Modi.

He also said the people of Uttar Pradesh have rejected the time and again because they know the reality of the grand old party and its leaders.

"The people of Uttar Pradesh know the and their leadership well. And see how they have rejected repeatedly," he said.

After winning the UP assembly elections with absolute majority, the (BJP) has also performed very well in the recently held civic polls.

Earlier addressing a rally in Dharampur, Prime Minister Modi took another jibe at the 'dynastic politics' of the Party by dubbing the party's Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's expected 'elevation' as an "Aurangzeb Raj".

"I congratulate the on their Aurangzeb Raj. For us, the well-being of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command," the Prime Minister said addressing a rally here.

The jibe comes following the nomination by Rahul for the Congress' presidential election earlier in the day.

The post is currently held by Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi who has been at the helm since 1998.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 16:34 IST