Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during an election rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh, strongly criticized the Congress party, accusing them of taking money from the poor, engaging in corruption, and dividing society for political gain. He asserted that the Congress president is controlled like a remote and lacks the ability to make independent decisions. Modi highlighted the importance of staying vigilant regarding the Congress party’s actions.
He also expressed pride in his party’s commitment to a path akin to that of the Pandavas, emphasizing the need for people to be aware of the Congress party’s activities.
In a separate campaign event in Gwalior, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge referred to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Income Tax (IT), Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented as ‘panch pandavas’ of the BJP. However, he clarified that these were not the actual Pandavas from the Mahabharata but political opponents that needed to be defeated.
Continuing his criticism of the Congress, PM Modi pointed out instances of corruption and wrongdoing in states where Congress was in power, such as Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. He labeled Congress as the ‘guarantee of destruction’ and accused the party of making false promises in Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, especially with regards to farmers’ loan waivers.
Modi also highlighted the achievements of his government, mentioning the introduction of Aadhaar, bank accounts, and mobile connectivity as a powerful trio that disrupted the corrupt practices within Congress.
He emphasized that his party’s guarantee is about advancing the nation rather than plundering its resources and is focused on enhancing the capabilities of the country’s citizens.
The Prime Minister further mentioned India’s accomplishments, from space exploration with Chandrayaan-3 to hosting the G20 summit, and commended the nation’s sportspeople for their achievements. He pledged to continue his fight against corruption with the support of the people.
Madhya Pradesh is one of the five states scheduled for elections on November 17, with the vote counting set for December 3. The election will determine legislators for the state’s 230 Assembly constituencies.