Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that Himachal Pradesh needs a stable and strong government with a “dual engine” and linked the congress to “instability, corruption and scams” as he tried to get the people to vote for the BJP.
At a rally in Kangra district, which has the largest number of assembly seats in the state, and later in Sujanpur, Modi targeted the congress, accusing it of “betraying” the state when it was in power at the Center and to be an “enemy”. of development.
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He said it is imperative that the BJP remain in power for the development of the state as the Congress had also previously worked to hinder its progress after he became prime minister while in power with the state until 2017.
He also accused Congress of “insulting” the army chief and comparing soldiers to goons. It had raised questions about the surgical attacks, which also targeted terror camps in Pakistan, he added.
For the BJP, the security of the country and the soldiers is of the utmost importance, the prime minister said.
He said the Congress, the main challenger to the BJP’s drive to maintain power in the hill state, will only hinder development if it is elected to power in the state.
However, he claimed that the people of the state made a decision to elect the BJP to power.
Modi noted that Congress holds power in only two states, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and asked people if they had ever heard of them making news for development. It is the reports of internal congressional feuds that emerge from that, he added.
There is so much anger against the Congress that in many states people have not elected it to power for decades after defeating it, Modi said, citing Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, among others.
The BJP is identified by those with good governance and policies in favor of the poor, which is why it is elected to power time and again, he said, referring to the party’s victory in several states where it has held power.
The BJP only says what it can do and then works with all its strength to keep its promises, he said.
Other political parties are still rooted in family government and vote bank politics, he said.
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