PM Modi accuses BRS of nepotism in Telangana, hits out at Congress over "corruption" in Chhattisgarh

PM Modi accuses BRS of nepotism in Telangana, hits out at Congress over "corruption" in Chhattisgarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharat Rashtra Samithi in poll-bound Telangana and the Congress in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

As the Prime Minister hit out at Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi government in Telangana over alleged nepotism, corruption and appeasement politics, he cornered the Congress for the rise in Naxalism in Chhattisgarh, where in the first phase polling was held for 20 seats out of 90 in total on Tuesday.

In his address in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur, PM Modi said that whenever Congress comes to power, the courage of terrorists and Naxalites increases in the country.

"Whenever Congress comes to power, the courage of terrorists and Naxalites increases in the country. The Congress government has failed to control Naxal violence. In recent times, many BJP workers have been taken away from us. A few days ago, one of our workers was shot dead," PM Modi said.

He said that under Congress rule, human trafficking and drug business are on the rise in the Surguja division of Chhattisgarh.

"Our sisters and daughters are being targeted by criminals. Many girls from tribal families have gone missing. Congress leaders have no answer to this. Due to Congress' policy of appeasement, it has become tough to celebrate festivals in the Surguja region of Chhattisgarh," he said.

Later, addressing a rally in Sidhi in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister alleged that Congress has always lied to the poor, women and youth. He accused the Congress of making false promise of waiving off loans to farmers.

"It does not even reflect on their faces. You cannot imagine the lies they have spoken to the poor, women, youth, farmers. They think that people are ignorant like before. Now the youth have woken up and have access to every information on their phones. They tell their parents that Congress is lying," he said.

"Today also, they are doing the same. They promised in 2018 that they will waive off loans in 10 days but they did not fulfil it in 15 months of their rule. What BJP commits, it fulfils. Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, we are depositing money in the accounts of farmers. Under this scheme, till now Rs 2.6 lakh crore has been deposited directly into the accounts of farmers. Rs 20,000 crores of this scheme has also gone into the accounts of farmers of MP," he added.

Prime Minister Modi said free ration scheme for the poor has been extended for five more years.

"Your sevak, Modi has worked with full dedication in the government that we have run for almost 10 years. In these 10 years, scams have stopped, the poor and middle class have saved money, and they have got more facilities. Under BJP government, corruption worth lakhs of crores has stopped," he said.

"Although the scheme of providing free ration to the poor will end in the month of December, I have taken this decision that the BJP-led government will extend the scheme of providing free ration to the poor people of the country for the next five years. The government has spent Rs 4 lakh crore on the PM Awas Yojana. For the Ujjwala beneficiaries, we have given additional subsidy," he added.

He alleged that Congress keeps abusing him.

"Congress promoted only those who attended the Delhi Darbar. Congress never allowed the talented leadership of SC, ST and OBC communities to emerge. It is their mentality, because of which, they keep abusing Modi day and night. While abusing Modi, they have started abusing the entire OBC community," he said.

"Under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, we have provided guarantee cards to the poor to avail treatment upto Rs 5 lakhs. If there was no Ayushman card, more than Rs 1 lakh crore would have been spent by the poor and middle class for healthcare services. We have opened over 10,000 Jan Aushadhi Kendra to provide medicines at 80 per cent discount," he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday fired a sharp barb at the Congress and the Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) stating that nepotism, corruption and appeasement politics lie in the DNA of the two parties.

"There are some factors common between the Congress and the BRS, which are nepotism, corruption, and appeasement politics. They lie in the DNA of both Congress and the BRS. Corruption blooms under their protection. The Congress and the BRS will never let a Backward Class person become the Chief Minister," PM Modi said at a poll campaign in Telangana's Hyderabad.

Lauding the BJP-led NDA government at the centre, the Prime Minister said, "It is the NDA that caters to the rights of the Backward Class people. It is the NDA that provides fair representation to them. We made APJ Abdul Kalam president of the country. In 1996, when a tribal leader, PS Sangamaji was selected for the post of the Lok Sabha speaker, Atalji gave full support".

"It is the NDA that gave the country its first tribal Lok Sabha speaker, Bal Yogiji. We made Droupadi Murmu, who is a tribal woman, President of the country. We selected Ram Nath Kovind, who is a BC leader, for the post of president. The NDA chose me, the country's first OBC Prime Minister, with the blessings of the countrymen. There are 27 OBC cabinet ministers, which is a record in itself," he added.

Speaking on the Telangana assembly polls, the Prime Minister said, "There is a storm for a change in Telangana. The state has faith in the BJP. Everyone is in the mood for a change in Telangana. For the last nine years, there has been an 'anti-development' government. Now, it is the time to throw it out. You have to ensure that the 'lotus' blooms here in the state"

Taking a swipe at the BRS government in Telangana, PM Modi said, "The BRS government has deceived the people of the state. It was only engrossed in its family. Even the Congress is the 'C' team of the BRS, which does not take into account the interests of the Backward Class people".

"OBC, SC, ST, and poor class people are now standing with the BJP. For these people, the BJP has brought PM-Vishwakarma scheme so that they can live their lives with respect", PM Modi added.

"An arrogance can be seen within the BRS leaders. In the 2019 general assembly polls, the Telangana people gave a befitting reply to the 'arrogant CM' with the power of votes. So the BRS leaders keep abusing me. BRS's corruption is linked to the Delhi liquor scam case. When the probe agencies started investigating the matter, the leaders started abusing it, too. But I want to tell everyone that there will be a legal action in all the corruption cases," PM Modi further said.

Attacking the opposition over the corruption cases, the Prime Minister said, "The ones who have looted the public, they will have to return everything to the public. Yeh Modi ki guarantee hai (This is Modi's guarantee). BRS and Congress are the two sides of the same coin. Their intentions are of looting the resources of the state. Both of them are engaged in taking ahead their sons and daughters. They do not care about your sons and daughters".

"The BRS did not fulfil a single promise which it made to come to power in the state. The Telangana government has betrayed the youths. There are lapses in every exam, it has now become an identification of this government. What happened to their promise to provide employment? Tell me now if such government needs to be thrown out or not", said the PM.

"During the daunting period of COVID-19, Modi, who understands poverty, decided not to let the poor children stay hungry. He decided not to let the poor people suffer due to hunger. Therefore, we started 'free ration' for the poor. I have pledged to increase the amount of ration being provided to the poor. Yeh Modi ki guarantee hai," he added.

While the polling for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly and the first phase of polling for the Chhattisgarh Assembly concluded on Tuesday, the elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (second phase) on November 17, Rajasthan on November 25 and Telangana on November 30. The counting of votes will take place on December 3 in all the states. (ANI)