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‘Ab ki baar 300 paar,’ says PM Modi in Madhya Pradesh as he attacks state’s Congress-led govt

The Prime Minister also attacked the Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh over its promises to waive farmers’ loans and provide electricity and pointed to the corrupt leaders of the grand old party, who he said, destroyed the central state.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 17, 2019 13:29 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Prime Minister also attacked the Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh over its promises to waive farmers’ loans and provide electricity and pointed to the corrupt leaders of the grand old party, who he said, destroyed the central state.(Twitter/ BJP4India)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to build a New India by voting his Bharatiya Janata Party to power for a second term as he addressed a rally in Khargone ahead of the last phase of polling in the Lok Sabha election on Sunday.

The Prime Minister also attacked the Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh over its promises to waive farmers’ loans and provide electricity and pointed to the corrupt leaders of the grand old party, who he said, destroyed the central state.

“When you go to cast your vote this Sunday, you will be scripting history. After decades you will elect a majority government for the second time in a row,” he said while addressing a public meeting in Khargone.

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“The entire nation from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Kamrup is saying ‘Ab Ki baar 300 paar, Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar’,” Modi said.

The election this year is different from all the previous polls as the people of India is voting for their country and not for any party, Modi said. “They are voting to build a New India,” he said.

Eight parliamentary constituencies in Madhya Pradesh will poll in the seventh phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. There are among the 51 seats in seven states and one Union territory going to polls in this phase.

Voting will be held in 13 seats each of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; nine of West Bengal; eight seats in Bihar; four in Himachal Pradesh and three in Jharkhand. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

“The Congress party had said that they will waive farmers’ loan within ten days of coming to power. Have they waived the loans yet? In fact, the banks are not even giving out new loans. Tell those who have not waived the loans to excuse you and go,” Modi said.

“They made such a mockery of the promise to provide electricity to all that even the experts are scratching their heads. They promised to decrease the electricity bill by half but look at their devilish brains, they have halved the supply of electricity,” he alleged.

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“Employees are being harassed here and the scam of transfer is growing by leaps and bounds. Criminals and dacoits are rearing their heads and tribals and Dalit students are still waiting for their stipends,” Modi said as listed the problems plaguing the state.

Modi enumerated his government’s achievements as he promised to work to solve the issue of water in the next five years. He focussed on his pet project of building toilets under Swachch Bharat mission in every house.

He thanked his “sisters and mothers” for electing him to power and assured them that he will continue to work on the empowerment of women that was started in the last five years.

“I bow to all the voters for their love and blessing and the support they gave me in the last five years. And, I am also thankful for the blessings you are going to give me for the next five years.”

First Published: May 17, 2019 13:21 IST