Congress making fake voter IDs to avoid defeat: PM Modi in Karnataka

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 09, 2018, 05:12 PM IST

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that making fake voter ID cards to win elections is a "tactic of Congress", and that "people should never forgive such a party". 

Modi was referring to the close to 10,000 fake voter ID cards recovered from a flat in Bengaluru last night. The Congress has since alleged that the raid was stage-managed by the BJP and that the flat's owner and tenant are both BJP leaders. 

"Making multiple fake voter ID cards to win elections is the tactic of Congress. People should never forgive such party. Fearing a crushing defeat, Congress is indulging in all kinds of malpractices," Modi said at an election rally in Chikkamagaluru. 

He then went on to attack Congress President Rahul Gandhi. 

"Throughout the day, a Congress leader thinks only about one thing — how to be the prime minister? If this isn't arrogance, then what is?" Modi asked. 

He then continued with his naamdaar (dynast) versus kaamdaar (worker) jibe. 

"The naamdaar of Congress keeps getting promoted even if he doesn't do anything," Modi said. 

"He was made General Secretary of the party in 2007. He said he'll make a young team and bring new ideas. It has been 11 years and things are still what they used to be," he added.