AMBIKAPUR, CHHATTISGARH: On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe over the opposition Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Chhattisgarh. PM Modi while addressing the rally accused the Congress of doing nothing to favour development in the country, rather the party was busy improving the fortunes of the Nehru-Gandhi family while it was in power.
PM Modi targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as he earlier accused Bhartiya Janta Party of corruption and crony capitalism. In reply to the allegations, PM Modi asked Gandhi asked if his “grandparents” helped Chhattisgarh progress by laying out water pipelines.
“Why didn’t you do it for 100 years? You were around for four generations but why didn’t you do it? Can you answer that? Did you lay down water pipelines? Did your nana-nani, dada-dadi (grandparents) lay it down? And did Raman Singh come and destroy it? First you give us an account of why you did not do it. Then come and ask us why we couldn’t,” PM Modi said at an election rally in Ambikapur.
PM Modi while addressing the rally also conveyed that how his humble beginnings were entirely different than those from Congress.
“Only a chai-wala (tea-seller) can understand the feeling of what poor people go through, not those running around abroad,” the Prime Minister said.
The assembly elections in Chhattisgarh are taking place in two phases. And BJP leader Raman Singh is seeking a fourth term as Chief Minister. The first phase of the assembly elections in the state was held on Monday and the initial phase saw a good percentage of people coming and voting despite Maoist threats. In the first phase, 76 per cent people voted and the second phase of the assembly polls in the state is scheduled for coming Tuesday.
Results for the elections will be declared on Dec 11, along with the four other states.