Prime Minister Narendra Modi
and Congress President Rahul Gandhi kickstarted their respective campaigns for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019
on Wedneday. Targetting the Congress party, Modi said, accusing it of corruption and warned that "this Chowkidar (watchman) will never sleep and continue to catch thieves".
"Should the 'chowkidar' go ahead courageously or not? He never sleeps. However dark it may be, he goes to catch thieves. It is your blessings which gives him the strength to do this and he (chowkidar) will continue undeterred in the fight against graft. He will make them accountable for every paise belonging to the country," Modi thundered at a public rally.
"Those who believed that power was their 'dynastic right' are now in the docks facing various corruption charges, ranging from tax evasion to commissions in defence deals. Our government has stopped all this. They are panicky and trying to scare me," Modi said.
Meanwhile, addressing a farmers' rally in Jaipur — the first after Congress formed the government in Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi promised to waive farm loans in every state if the Congress is voted to power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He said farmers, troubled by the agriculture distress, showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi
their strength in the recent assembly elections in three Hindi heartland states, including Rajasthan, in which the BJP
lost power to the Congress.
is scheduled to address a rally Uttar Pradesh's Agra at 3:30 pm.
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