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Congress a sinking ship like Titanic, offers middle class nothing: PM Modi

Whenever the Congress is in trouble, it makes false promises and then becomes "Gajini", said PM Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Nanded 

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Photo: Twitter (@BJP4Bengal). Modi said Congress was reduced to just 44 seats in 2014 and it stares at a worse situation this time around

Saturday dismissed electoral challenge from the party, describing it to be "like a Titanic ship which is sinking", while also slamming it for promising to scrap the law.

Addressing a poll rally in Nanded in support of BJP candidates from Nanded, Latur, Hingoli and Parbhani in central Maharashtra, also said that has opted for a second seat where the "majority community is in a minority".

With an apparent reference to the Congress' manifesto promise of ensuring a minimum income guarantee to the poor, the said the opposition party plans to burden the middle class with more taxes to fund the scheme.

It offers the middle class, which is the backbone of the country, nothing, claimed.

Whenever the is in trouble, it makes false promises and then becomes "Gajini" (the character, played by Aamir Khan, which suffers from memory loss), Modi said.

"The Congress is like a Titanic ship which is sinking," Modi said, adding the party was reduced to just 44 seats in 2014 and it stares at a worse situation this time around.

He said the Congress has more factions in than the number of MLAs it has in the state.

"The Congress' promise of scrapping the law is like giving an open licence to the 'tukde-tukde gang' (those who want disintegration of India)," Modi said.

He sad the the Congress' "naamdar" (dynast, referring to Rahul Gandhi) had to use a microscope to look for a second "safe" seat. In the constituency he has chosen, "the majority community is in minority. He has also said he will not speak against his main Left rival," Modi said.

Earlier, at a rally at Wardha on April 1, Modi had said that Congress leaders were afraid of contesting from "constituencies dominated by majority population (Hindus)".

Gandhi is contesting from Amethi in as well as Wayanad in

Referring to pictures of Gandhi's roadshow in Wayanad, Modi quipped, "One had to find Congress flags in the Congress president's roadshow."

"Will Amethi tolerate this insult?" he asked.

"Congress (sitting) in Hingoli (Rajiv Satav), (NCP chief) and his have run away from the electoral field," Modi said.

All three leaders are not contesting the elections.

The Congress was responsible for the problems in Jammu and Kashmir, and those of terrorism and Naxalism, Modi alleged.

The accused the Congress of wanting to hold talks with separatists "who take money from Pakistan".

"The Congress and its allies want two prime ministers -- one in and another in Jammu and Kashmir", Modi said, referring to a demand made by National Conference leaders

First Published: Sat, April 06 2019. 21:29 IST