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Rahul abandons nation in hour of need: PM Modi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Saturday said that whenever needed Rahul Gandhi, he abandoned the nation.

urged the nation to choose between him, a loyal servant, or Rahul Gandhi, a servant which robs the house and distributes the money amongst his family.

Addressing BJP's convention here, said, "Would you like a servant who steals your money and divides it into his family? Do you want to tell the neighbors, the things happening inside your house? Country should decide if it wants a pradhan sevak, who works tirelessly 18 hours for you, or the one who goes on vacation abroad when the country needs him the most? What kind of pradhan sevak you want?"

In more than an hour-long speech, also accused the for pushing the country into darkness during its 10 years (2004-2014) of tenure.

Highlighting the work done by his government in the past four and half years he said, "Last four years have shown us that nothing is impossible".

Hailing the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill, recently approved by the Parliament to make economically-weaker sections of general category eligible for 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs, Prime Minister said, "This is not just reservation but an attempt to give a new dimension to the aspirations of youths, who are left behind. The provision of reservation done by Babasaheb Ambedkar is as strong today as it was then. And will continue to remain strong."

The Prime Minister also voiced his hope saying that 10 per cent quota in education, government jobs to poor youths of general category will enhance confidence of 'New India'.

He said, "When youths get right guidance, right facilities, they don't need to be dependent."

He also remembered late former prime minister during the council meeting by saying, "This is the first meeting of the council which is getting without Atal ji. Where we will be watching today, they will be getting satisfaction by seeing the dedication of our children to this and nation."

Further highlighting the growth of the BJP since its formation, the Prime Minister added, "It is the dedication of which makes everyday auspicious. The party, which had two MPs, which was running from a two-room building, is today holding such a massive convention.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 19:10 IST