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Modi govt using armed forces' achievements for vote bank politics: Azad

Press Trust of India  |  Udhampur 

Senior Friday accused of using achievements and sacrifices of the armed forces for bank and said no government in the past has done it.

He addressed a chain of public rallies at Pancheri, Latti, Dudu, Basantgarh and Gordi in district in support of Vikramaditya Singh, the party candidate for Lok Sabha seat and grandson of erstwhile Dogra Maharaja is pitted against and BJP candidate

"The BJP, its government and area trying to take credit for the achievements and sacrifices of our armed forces, which no government in the past has done for bank politics", Azad told a rally here.

The said "although there were numerous achievements of our forces during previous governments including division of and creation of Bangladesh, during the regime of Indira Gandhi, no government in past used them".

He said the forces belong to the nation and their achievements also belong to the nation and not to any particular political party.

"It is wrong to take credit for their achievements by the ruling party, as the achievement goes to the entire nation", he said

Azad said the BJP's "divisive for vested political interests" is against the overall interests of the nation.

The said that will remain united and strong by respecting the sentiments of its diversity and taking each and every section together, "not merely by hollow slogans".

Azad referred to the country's development in the past 70 years, attributing the progress to the Congress which was in the power for most of this period.

"The achievements and progress witnessed in all spheres by the nation is because of the visionary and progressive programmes initiated by the successive Congress governments", he said.

Azad took a dig at the Modi government, saying the "of his government is spreading falsehood and misleading people on various fronts in order to hide their failures in fulfilling their commitments and fake promises to the people in the last election".

He appealed to the people to "reject the forces of divide and hate" and for Congress to maintain the atmosphere of peace and harmony for the nation's unity.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 20:20 IST