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Congress stopping him from hailing 'Bharat Mata': Modi

IANS  |  Sikar 

on Tuesday alleged that the party is trying to stop him from raising "ki jai' slogan in election rallies.

Addressing a rally here, said the party's "naamdar" (an allusion to Rahul Gandhi) has issued a "fatwa" against him to stop him from saying "ki jai".

raised the slogans multiple times before he began his speech.

"Who are they (Congress) to stop the youth of this country from hailing Soldiers did surgical strikes (across LoC) saying Bharat Mata ki jai. How dare naamdar stops me from uttering it?" Modi said.

Earlier, addressing an election rally at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, Gandhi said Modi shouts "Bharat Mata ki jai" in every rally but it sounds "hollow" coming from him.

He said Modi does not talk about the issues of farmers, women and youth -- who comprise "Bharat Mata" - and only raises slogans.

At Sikar, Modi commented on the ongoing leadership rift in the Congress state unit and said that the party is "dreaming" to win considering it to be a swing state.

"When a mediaperson asked as to who would be the Minister if Congress comes to power, he said 'banega crorepati'. Do you dream of becoming a crorepati on getting the ministership? This shows their real intentions," Modi said.

He further claimed that Congress has been insulting soldiers by asking for proof of the surgical strike.

"The Congress party has humiliated the jawans of this country. Soon after the success of surgical strikes, when the nation was rejoicing, there was a mourning inside the While came to know of the surgical strikes, those who gave birth to failed to believe this accomplishment," he added.

Speaking on One Rank, One pension (OROP) he said the kin of soldiers were demanding OROP for the last 40 years, but no one lent an ear to their demands.

"It was only after our government came to power that we disbursed Rs 600 crore for resolving the OROP issue," he said.

Modi also slammed the Congress on its claims on farm loan waivers.

He expressed his annoyance with a Congress veteran allegedly comparing the with a "sadak chhaap goonda" (a goon).

He lauded Vasundhara Raje's efforts for improving the sex ratio in Sikar and Jhunjhunu.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:58 IST
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