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Rajnath blames Cong's policies for poverty

Press Trust of India  |  Badaun (UP) 

on Monday blamed the wrong policies of the for the prevailing in the country and said the day became "Congress-mukt", there would be no

"The country is facing the problems of backwardness and because of the wrong policies of the ..the day becomes Congress-mukt, it will be free from poverty," he said addressing an election meeting here in favour of Sanghamitra Maurya, the BJP candidate from Badaun in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

Singh claimed that the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in had accepted defeat in the election after the first phase of polling and that was why these parties were raising questions on the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

"These three parties could not win by contesting separately and so, they have come together, despite their differences...but this alliance will be blown away by the (Narendra) Modi storm," he said.

The also took a dig at the anti-BJP alliance, saying the situation was such that had to climb on to the dais at a joint rally of the Opposition after removing his footwear.

On the opposition parties raising questions about the casualty figures in the Balakot airstrike, Singh said, "Brave are the ones who move forward after attacking the rival...the brave do not count dead bodies.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 19:15 IST