In a direct attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the entire politics of the party is based on “divide and rule” policy, and charged it with going across the world defaming the country, when India’s democracy and development is being appreciated and respected globally.
In a report by PTI, Calling Congress the “enemy of peace and development”, the Prime Minister also accused it of insulting and abusing India’s defence forces.
“Congress is an enemy of peace and development. When Congress is there, investors will flee. Congress protects ‘aakas’ (boss) of terror, they encourage appeasement,” Modi said.
Addressing a public meeting here in Dakshina Kannada district of coastal Karnataka, which is a BJP stronghold, he said Congress’ only identity is “appeasement politics”. “Will you (people) allow such Congress to come to power, will you allow Karnataka to get ruined?”.
“Across the country whichever state wants peace and development, the first thing people there do is to oust Congress from there. If there is peace in society and the country is progressing, Congress cannot sit peacefully or will not be able to digest it. Congress’ entire politics is based on divide and rule policy,” he added.
This was the Prime Minister’s first poll rally today ahead of the high-stakes Assembly elections in Karnataka with Modi scheduled to address two more meetings later in the day.
Alleging that the Congress tries to save those who were arrested for conspiring to spread terror, Modi claimed that it not only withdraws cases against such anti-social elements, but also releases them.
The “reverse-gear” Congress also takes electoral help from anti-national forces, the Prime Minister further alleged.