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Narendra Modi calls Congress 'deal party', says no one can save it

07 May 2018

The Prime Minister also said the Congress and Karnataka Chief Minister are insensitive towards the plight of sugarcane farmers. "No wonder the Congress is angry with me and its leaders are abusing me", he added.

PM Modi also blamed the Congress for "distorting history" as part of a conspiracy to divide the society. Earlier, he addressed rallies in Chitradurga, Raichur, and Jamakhandi. "But after 2014 Lok Sabha election results, Congress politicians, the mother and son, did not even have the courtesy to congratulate the party that won", he said, referring to then Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. He reiterated that the Congress is against the backward classes and was looting the state.

Continuing his attacks on Congress, PM Modi in his first rally at Chitradurga said, "Look at the Congress leaders, they do not know, whom they should remember and celebrate".

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Karnataka goes to polls on May 12 and 2,655 candidates, including 219 women, are in the poll fray. "It is in the nature of Congress to insult very senior leaders", PM Modi said. "It is a deal party", he said. Addressing an election rally of the BJP here, Mr. Modi said it was hard to believe that the Congress government was looking at the religion of the accused to decide whether he/she should be in the prison or not.

Targeting Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the PM said he always keeps character certificates ready in his suitcase. "This time, we had the numbers but we preferred that a person from the Dalit community become the President", he said.

At Raichur, he said the Congress' "new mantra is spreading lies".

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Modi had the crowd in splits when he asked why the Congress is so fond of beds.

"On one side is the BJP with the mantra of 'sab ka saath sab ka vikaas (together with all development for all)".

He added that the Congress party neither cared about the present nor the future of Karnataka, but only about remaining in power. BJP has, however, grabbed the opportunity to hit back at Pakistan and accused it of indirectly helping the Congress party. BJP and the Congress, which is in power in the state, have already crossed swords over the Karnataka government's decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of Mysore ruler on November 10 every year.

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Narendra Modi calls Congress 'deal party', says no one can save it