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Lok Sabha elections 2019-‘Madhya Pradesh has 2.5 CMs’: PM Modi takes swipe at Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on to say that the Congress had tried to suppress the famous singer Kishore Kumar, but he refused to come under their pressure.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 12, 2019 20:57 IST
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The PM He also referred to Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s “hua to hua” remark in reference to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and said that it exposed the Opposition’s mentality.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a swipe at the Congress while saying that Madhya Pradesh was being run by 2.5 chief ministers.

Addressing a rally at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, the PM said, “See for yourself in Madhya Pradesh. There are two and a half chief ministers of the same party. The administration does not know whose order to obey. Goons, killers and dacoits have been given an open licence.”

He also referred to Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s “hua to hua” remark in reference to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and said that it exposed the Opposition’s mentality.

“The Congress even ensured the escape of Bhopal gas tragedy accused (Warren Anderson) as they believe in ‘hua to hua’,” Modi said.

“Congress hatched the ‘Hindu terror’ conspiracy to defame our religious heritage,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter how many janeus they show, the Congress and its mahamilavat allies will never rid themselves of the sin of putting the blot of terrorism on Hindu religion,” he said.

He went on to say that the Congress had tried to suppress the famous singer Kishore Kumar, but he refused to come under their pressure. “In return, the Congress banned all Kishore Kumar songs during the Emergency. Now if the Congress is asked about it, they will say ‘hua to hua’,” he said.

Earlier, in an election meeting in Kushinagar, the PM had raised questions as to why the BSP chief Mayawati was continuing to support the Congress government in Rajatshan even after the gang rape of a Dalit woman in Alwar.

Addressing a rally in Kushinagar, PM Modi said, “Behenji you will have to answer, why didn’t you withdraw support to Rajasthan’s Congress govt after a Dalit daughter was gang-raped in the state? You are shedding crocodile tears by only making statements.”

The BSP supremo, in a stinging response to the PM, had accused him of indulging in dirty politics and had said, “In the wake of this (Alwar) incident, Modi is doing dirty politics. The BSP will for sure take an appropriate political decision in the absence of stringent and proper legal action in the case.”

First Published: May 12, 2019 18:57 IST