Kartarpur Sahib going to Pakistan a Cong error: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally poll-bound Rajasthan's Hanumangarh. (Photo: Suman Sarkar)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday blamed the Congress party for letting Kartarpur gurudwara “go to Pakistan” in 1947.

Modi was addressing a rally in poll-bound Rajasthan's Hanumangarh. 

Modi said the Congress party was in such a hurry during Partition that it forgot the Sikh community and let go the temple of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara, to Pakistan. "I feel I am destined to fix the errors done by Congress in its 70-year rule. So, I will take up the holy task of Kartarpur corridor as well. Meanwhile, Congress should answer why they had let Kartarpur go to Pakistan at the time of Partition. We could have saved Kartarpur gurudwara, which is just 3 km away, but because Congress had not got the corridor built in the last 70 years  we lost it," Modi charged. 

At another rally in Jaipur, Modi appealed to the people of Rajasthan to vote for BJP. While striking a chord with thousands of supporters, Modi said that he has a special connection with Jaipur, "I am an MP from Varanasi (Kashi) and Jaipur is known as choti kashi. Hence, it connects me to this land". 

Cong stole money

Modi raised the alleged ‘Congress widow pension scam’ in an apparent jibe at Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. The scam took place during the previous Congress regime and  Congress leaders “stole” public’ money, including senior citizens’ pensions and school students’ scholarship, he said. He also referred to an alleged scam by the Congress government in which “unborn girls” were listed as “widows” and “received pension.” 

Surprisingly, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was missing from Modi's sabha. Out of ten sabhas held by Modi, Raje attended only the first one. Thursday is the last day of polling in Rajasthan, which goes to polls on December 7.  

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