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Modi says Congress stopping him from hailing 'Bharat mata'

IANS  |  Sikar (Rajasthan) 

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

Addressing a rally here, said that the party's "naamdar" (an allusion to Rahul Gandhi) had 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 This is a slogan jawans raise while conducting surgical strikes (across LoC)," Modi said.

He claimed that some senior Congress leaders stop people from raising such slogans in their meetings and instead ask people to say 'jai'.

is due to vote for a new Assembly on December 7.

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

He said Modi did not talk about issues of farmers, women and youth -- who comprise 'Bharat mata' - and only raised slogans.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 16:04 IST