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Congress leader Jairam Ramesh slams PM Modi over his 'infiltrators' remark

“The nation knows very well that the outgoing PM is a pathological liar" : Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 15th 2024 01:18 PM
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh slams PM Modi over his 'infiltrators' remark

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh slams PM Modi over his 'infiltrators' remark

New Delhi : Amidst the controversy surrounding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on "infiltrators" and those with "more children," Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused the outgoing PM of consistently using "communal" language since the onset of the Lok Sabha elections on April 19. 

Ramesh labelled PM Modi as a "habitual liar" and expressed disappointment with the Election Commission's perceived lack of action despite being notified about the matter. Furthermore, the Congress leader criticized the PM for allegedly focusing solely on Hindu-Muslim politics throughout his campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.


Taking to his X handle, Jairam Ramesh posted, “The nation knows very well that the outgoing PM is a pathological liar. But even by his own pathetic standards, Mr. Modi's latest claim that he does not do Hindu-Muslim politics shows the new depths he reaches daily in lying. Since April 19th 2024, it is a matter of public record that cannot be erased from our collective memory - even if Mr. Modi erases it from his own - that the outgoing PM has blatantly and brazenly used communal language, symbols, and allusions. We have brought this to the attention of the Election Commission of India as well. Action should have been taken, but sadly it has not."

 

"Throughout this campaign, the outgoing PM has had no agenda barring Hindu-Muslim politics. His party's manifesto, an incoherent jumble of words amidst an array of his own photos, has found zero traction. Modi ki Guarantee, promoted at tremendous cost to the public exchequer for the last few months, has fallen flat. 400 Paar has been given a silent burial. His last, desperate attempt at having a campaign has been to lie and spread untruths about the Congress Party's and the INDIA janbandhan's agenda for equitable growth for each and every Indian citizen," Ramesh added.

Clarifying his "infiltrators" and "those with more children" remarks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview said that he did not only talk about Muslims but spoke about every poor family, adding that the day he started doing Hindu-Muslim, he will be "unworthy of public life." 

"I am shocked. Who told you that whenever one talks of people with more children, the inference is they are Muslims? Why are you so unjust towards Muslims? This is the situation in poor families too. Where there is poverty, there are more children, irrespective of their social circle. I didn't mention either Hindu or Muslim. I have said that one should have as many children as you can take care of. Don't let a situation arise where the government has to take care of your children," the Prime Minister said. 

- With inputs from agencies

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