Save Himachal From Congress And 5 Monsters, Says PM Narendra Modi

Katrina Barker
November 3, 2017

"There is not a single leader in this laughing club who has the courage to criticise this leader", he said.

Dhumal, 73, held the Himachal chief minister's chair two times - from March 1998 to March 2003, and again from January 2008 to 25 December 2012. He asked the people in Himachal Pradesh to elect a BJP government to change the fortunes and get rid of the Congress "misrule".

Modi also took on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying a person whose great grandfather, grandmother and father served as prime ministers had little faith in the people, army and the government of India.

Expressing surprise that the Himachal CM continues in his position despite facing serious corruption charges and the filing of a charge sheet by the CBI, Mr. Singh said such leaders were denigrating to a whole lot of public representatives.

"There are five monsters in Himachal Pradesh - the mining mafia, forest mafia, drug mafia, tender mafia and transfer mafia".

"While he (Modi) snatched the special category status from the state in 2015 (while restoring it temporarily in 2017), he has not fulfilled his promise of raising import duty on apples or laying the railway line from Mandi to Leh", the Congress leader said.

The prime minister also brought up India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru with a reference to the Jan Sangh, which he said was created to counter the Congress through the efforts of leaders like Shanta Kumar, a former chief minister of the state and a BJP candidate. "I am for winning three-fourth of the seats so that there is no impediment in development and smooth running of the government", he said. While recalling contribution of the central government Shah mentioned that during Modi's tenure a grant of Rs 1,15,846 crore was given to the hill state which was two and a half times more than what the state got during UPA government's tenure. "He helped eradicate violence against women, developed the state".

Castigating the Congress for raising questions on the surgical strikes previous year, he said no party or individual had ever questioned the credibility of the Army.

He said the Modi government's policies have made the life of common people very tough, with rising prices.

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