Congress is suffering the 'fruit of its sins': PM Modi in Himachal
Una (Himachal Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the previous Congress-led government for abusing subsidy of Rs 57,000 crore meant for the poor stating that the opposition party was suffering the 'fruit of its sins'.
He said, "A storm is raging here against the corrupt Congress. They are suffering the 'fruit of previous sins'."
"People used to loot the treasury in the name of subsidies. In the past, 57,000 crore used to get leaked due to rampant corruption in implementing subsidies," Modi said in an election rally here ahead of the state's November 9 assembly polls.
"Now our policy has stopped the leak. The leaders in Congress cannot bear this, so they are attacking me."
Taking potshots at former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's statement that Re 1 ends up as 15 paise when it reaches villages, Modi said: "Rajiv was such a doctor who diagnosed the problem of corruption but did not do anything about it.
"He has made sure that the whole of 100 paise now goes to the pockets of the poor."
Playing the development card by driving through promotion of tourism in the hill state, the Prime Minister said his government was focusing on laying road networks in the state.
"I have never seen such enthusiasm for the BJP that I am witnessing this time in Himachal Pradesh. It's a one-sided contest."
Donning a Himachali cap, Modi, on his third and last round of election tour of the state, said, "In the last 20 years, there has not been a single election where I have not been involved. But this is an unprecedented election. I know where the wind is blowing.
What else he said:
Have never seen such enthusiasm for BJP that I am witnessing this time in HP. Its a one-sided contest.
These elections are about forming a government but building a 'Bhavya' (magnificent) and 'Divya' (splendid) Himachal Pradesh.
At the time of the Congress, the country was worried how much it had been in the past. Now, it discusses how much it will become.
The public has elected me in 2014 to fight against corruption and I have come to know that my countrymen do not believe in Congress any more. Thies party can not even win the trust of Indians in the coming 100 years now.
Congress is worried over his future actions against benami properties, and is trying to mislead people about the same.