Prime Minister Narender Modi Tuesday accused Congress of raising morale of Naxals in Chhattisgarh and urged voters to choose between landmines & pipelines.
Whatever is happening here is because Congress has raised the morale of Naxals, Modi said at a rally at Korba (Chhattisgarh), while blaming the grand old party for the violence in the state.
Chhattisgarh need landmines or electric line & water pipelines? Modi asked the crowd.
PM further said when I came here during assembly elections, I had drawn your attention towards the comments of some Congress leaders. It was the time when Congress was terming Naxals as revolutionaries
Attacking Congress on its election promise to abolish sedation law, Modi said,” The morales of Naxals is also going up with Congress Dhakosala patra ( fake manifesto)”. The Congress has announced to scrap the sedation law if they come to power.
The Prime Minister explained that repealing the sedation law would benefit Naxals. “ That means the people who misguide our children and give arms in their hands for their personal gains will get an open licence” said PM Modi
He further said while BJP was working for the development of the state, Congress was conspiring to backtrack the state to the times of violence.
Pm Modi also hit out at the Congress for promising to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
He said: ”Congress wants to weaken our armed forces fighting with terrorists in J&K. It wants to repeal the law which protects them.”
Congress has decade of experience of deceiving people, Modi said
Modi took a jibe at Congress saying that “its leaders hold PhD degree in deceiving people”.
In the first phase of the polling on April 11, election held in one seat in Chhattisgarh. Rest of the 10 seats will go to polls between April 18 & April 23.
Counting of votes will take place on May 23.