Modi attacks Congress in the maiden rally in R'sthan

Modi attacks Congress in the maiden rally in R'sthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha on Sunday. PTI

In his maiden rally in poll-bound Rajasthan's Alwar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a volley of attacks on the Congress.

Modi brought up the Ram Temple issue and attacked the Congress for threatening the Chief Justice with impeachment and delaying the Ram temple issue in the court because of the 2019 general elections.

He accused the Congress of dragging the judiciary into politics.

"One of their leaders asked the Supreme Court to delay the Ayodhya hearing because of 2019 polls. When a judge doesn’t pay heed to their demands, they try to use impeachment to threaten judiciary. But, I urge the judiciary to keep on treading the path of justice without any fear," Modi said.

In his 45 minute speech, the prime minister hit out at the Congress for targeting his caste.

He was hinting at a video in which Congress leader C P Joshi can be heard raising questions about the prime minister’s caste at an election rally in Nathdwara.

Modi said that the party has an aim to divide the society on the basis of caste since they had nothing to compare their achievements to that of the BJP government.

Without naming congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer he said, "A Congress leader humiliated me over my caste, he was suspended from the party. But, after two months, he rejoined the same party."

Further in his response to C P Joshi, Modi quoted Kabir and Saint Ravidas to drive home the point that humans were one despite their caste.

Quoting Kabir, he said, “O Kabir, the well we all fill our vessels from is the same, the jars are different, but the water is from the same, one source.”

Modi talked about the development and political scenario of Rajasthan and called the Congress a confuse party.

“The Congress is a confused party. They are confused about their CM Candidates, their leader is so confused and which is why it will fuse", Modi said.

Further praising Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, he said "What the Congress had done in 50 years, Vasundhara Raje did in 5 years".

He criticised the Congress for not conferring Bharat Ratna Award to Dr Ambedkar.

While concluding his speech, Modi exuded confidence in his MLAs and party members and claimed to create a record by repeating the government for consecutive second time.

Alwar has been infamous in the recent past over the increase in the cow vigilantism and cases of mob lynching.

This was Modi’s first public meeting in Rajasthan after the announcement of the Assembly election.

The BJP won all 25 parliamentary seats in 2014 general election but lost two— Alwar and Ajmer— in the by-elections held following the death of incumbent MPs.

Interestingly in his speech Modi did not name any congress leader apart from Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi.

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