Addressing a rally on Sunday, the Prime Minister said, “One of the senior Congress leaders is not being allowed to campaign during these elections. The reason is that the Congress fears that if he campaigns, the party will lose as people will recall what the fate of Madhya Pradesh was during the time they were in power.”
The Prime Minister also accused the Congress of playing divisive politics and said, “Congress neither has any policy, intention, nor a leader… its leader is confused. Let the naamdar (apparently Congress chief Rahul Gandhi) write down on a piece of paper how many zeroes are there in Rs 23,000 crore. He will get confused.”
He further asserted that these elections are not about who would win or who won’t win but about rejecting the “negative forces who have always focused on the ‘divide and rule’ approach.”
Talking about the development work in Indore city, the Prime Minister announced that as part of the Smart City project, Rs 23,000 crore will be spent on development of seven cities in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh including Indore over five years. He added, “In last two years, the foreign tourists’ influx has increased.”
Madhya Pradesh will go to polls on November 28 to elect 230 members of the legislative assembly. The results will be declared on December 11.
The single-phase election in the state is seen as a direct political battle between the BJP and the Congress. While Chouhan is eyeing to secure his fourth consecutive term as chief minister, the Congress is looking to regain power after 2003.
PM Modi accused Congress of having “double standards” on cow in two different states.
“The Congress has included cow as one of the issues in its poll manifesto of MP, I don’t criticize them for it, as it’s their right. But what’s the same party’s stand on cow slaughter and beef eating in Kerala,” questioned Modi while addressing a poll rally in Chhindwara district.
“You (Congress) praise the cow in your manifesto in MP, but in Kerala, the Congress people slaughter the calf and click their own pictures while eating beef in full public view. The people of MP want to know whether the Congress in MP and the Congress in Kerala are different,” questioned Modi.
Importantly, the Congress has included cow welfare and dairy farming as an important issue in its MP poll manifesto, promising to establish gaushalas (cowsheds) in every village and boosting commercial production of related products like gaumutra (cow urine) and cow dung cakes if voted to power in the state.
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