Aalo (Arunachal Pradesh), March 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of siding with corruption and sought to differentiate between “55 years of power pleasure” and “five years of service to the people.”
“There is a difference between 5 years service to the people and 55 years of power pleasure. Congress takes the side of corruption. Whether Congress has government in Delhi or in any state it has close relationship with Corruption,” he said in a BJP rally here in central part of Arunachal Pradesh.
Drumming up support for his party candidates contesting for the two Lok Sabha seat – Arunachal East and Arunachal West — and candidates contesting for the elections to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, Modi said, “It is the old habit of the Congress of taking the people of the country for granted … The Congress is geared only for creaming you of .”
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is seeking re-election from Arunachal West seat. His main arch-rival is former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki of the Congress.
Alleging that Congress leaders do not care for the people of Arunachal or their emotions, Modi however said, “I have been trying to build a new India for the last five years.. I am happy that I have been able to make Arunachal the driving engine of the New India.”
“This Chowkidar has got the opportunity to bring Arunachal in the railway and aviation map after 7 decades of getting independence. I have also got the opportunity to connect Delhi with the Express train to Arunachal after 7 decades,” he said.
“When I see the daughter of Arunachal in the SWAT squad of Delhi Police, I feel proud. When I see the daughter of this land conquer Everest, I feel proud,” Modi said amid his supporters chanting his name. .
Accsuing the Congress of speaking the language of the leaders of the terrorist organizations, Modi said, “You saw their (Congress) attitude during the surgical strikes and when India killed terrorists on their turf. When our scientists impress the world, they mock them. They discredit everything the Indians are proud of. They treat terrorists as their own. They are nowhere in the country but are praised in Pakistan.”