PM Modi in Himachal Pradesh slams Congress, terms it 'laughing club'

Marie Harrington
November 3, 2017

While addressing the election rally in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, BJP president Amit Shah lashed out at Vice President Congress Rahul Gandhi and said before dreaming of their victory in upcoming polls in Himachal Pradesh, Congress should recall their humiliating defeat in states like Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, U.P., Assam and Manipur.

The state Chief Minister and his wife Pratibha Singh were granted bail by a special CBI court in connection with a almost Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case in May this year. "The Congress has a PhD in lying and cheating people. teach them a lesson", Modi said.

"I wasn't too eager to come here when we were planning rallies and meeting in Himachal Pradesh because it wasn't needed".

The Prime Minister then attacked the ruling Congress on corruption with an interesting take on how the Grand Old Party sees the Swachhta Abhiyan.

Narendra Modi's defined Himachal Pradesh as Dev Bhumi and also said Congress is a laughing club. The party needs to introspect why people are turning away from them one by one.

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"When in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) slogans like "Bharat Tere Tukade Hazar Honge (India, you will become a thousand pieces)' were raised, Rahul 'baba" went there to express solidarity with them", he said.

Though its chief minister was out on bail in a corruption case, the Congress had the audacity to talk about zero-tolerance for corruption in its manifesto, Modi said, referring to graft charges against Virbhadra Singh. While recalling contribution of the central government Shah mentioned that during Modi's tenure a grant of Rs 1,15,846 crore was given to the hill state which was two and a half times more than what the state got during UPA government's tenure.

"There are five monsters in Himachal Pradesh which we need to get rid off - Mining mafia, forest mafia, drug mafia, tender mafia, and transfer mafia", he added. "And what is the stand of the Congress on raising freedom slogans". "But the Virbhadra government failed to use it for development", he alleged.

In his view, the Congress was a group of non-serious people, who did not know what they were doing or saying.

Further taking a jibe at Congress leader P Chidambaram, Shah said it was him who asked the Centre to allow the Rohingya intruders into the country.

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