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Modi using martyrs for political mileage: Raj Babbar


Press Trust of India Balrampur (UP)
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday for allegedly indulging in politics over martyrs, saying his predecessors never did that for electoral gains.
Addressing an election meeting here, Babbar said, "The children of farmers laid down their lives defending the country's borders while the people occupying the seats of power were playing politics over their martyrdom."

"Former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed their lives for the country but never used the names of martyrs to derive political mileage," he added.
On the Congress's proposed minimum income guarantee scheme NYAY, Babbar said his party always fulfils promises made to people.
Balrampur, under Shravasti parliamentary constituency, will go to polls on 12 May in the sixth phase of the ongoing general elections.
Babbar is contesting the general election from Fatehpur Sikri constituency.

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 8:40 PM IST

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