File photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
"Congress had an eco-system of looting. Jan Dhan-Aadhaar & Mobile number (JAM) trinity of our government has stopped leakages. No wonder Congress is angry at me and abusing me. Congress is worried that if we come to power in Karnataka, they will face difficulty in looting the poor," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi was addressing a rally in Karnataka's Raichur ahead of upcoming assembly elections.
Praising his government's Jan Dhan-Aadhaar & Mobile number (JAM) initiative, he said Congress is worried about facing difficulties in looting the poor after BJP wins the elections
"When Sonia Gandhi's government was in power, LED bulb used to be sold at Rs 350. Now in our government, the bulb are being sold at Rs 50. Where were the extra Rs 300 spent", he added.
He also targetted the Congress over the series of disruptions that the Parliament underwent in the last session and blamed the Congress for having an Anti-Dalit and OBC mindset.
He said, "Congress owes an explanation to the nation on why it is not letting Parliament function. Anti-Dalit and anti-OBC mindset of the Congress is the reason why the party is stalling Parliament and not allowing the creation of the OBC commission".
The Karnataka Government must give an account of the work they have done for the people of the state. Instead, all they do is- Modi, Modi, Modi. They just keep abusing me".
There are many people who are sitting in AC rooms and saying there will be a hung assembly. I want to tell them to come to Raichur and see the mood on the ground.
While addressing another rally in Jamakhandi, PM Modi attacked the Congress for supporting the JNU sloganeering in 2016.
He said, "Some people feel uncomfortable when patriotism, nationalism, national song are discussed. Congress faced such downfall that its leaders started giving blessings to people who raised slogans of 'Bharat tere tukde honge' and demanded proofs of surgical strikes from Army."
"Congress' forgot even Bhagwan Basaveshwara, but started recalling his name when Karnataka Elections 2018 came near. It was during Atal Ji's leadership, that a statue of Bhagwaan Basaveshwara was put up in the Parliament".
"To win or to lose is a part of elections. One must accept their defeat. But Congress leaders are 'Naamdaars'. They didn't congratulate us 'Kaamdaars'. Such is their arrogance that they didn't even pay a courtesy call to President upon his win".