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Congress is a ‘bail gaadi’, many of its leaders out on bail: PM

Several leaders who are called stalwarts of the Congress and former ministers are out on bail these days, Modi said at a public rally in Jaipur

Jaipur: Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the opposition party was now being called a ‘bail gaadi as several of its leaders are out on bail.

Several leaders who are called stalwarts of the Congress and former ministers are out on bail these days, Modi said at a public in Jaipur.

Making an apparent reference to the on terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 2016, he criticised the Congress for questioning the capabilities of the Army.

“It is unfortunate that political opponents also committed a sin by raising questions on the capabilities of the Army. This has never happened before and the people will not forgive those who are doing this kind of politics,” he said.

The Centre and the state government are working together for the progress of Rajasthan, Modi said in Jaipur, addressing around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of various welfare schemes.

Humare kaamkaaj ke tarike mein cheezen na atakti hain, na latakti hain aur na hi bhatakti hain, he said.

Modi also took a dig at the Congress, saying people were calling it bail gaadi these days, punning on the Hindi phrase bayl gaadi which means bullock cart.

Congress ko aaj kal kuch log bail gaadi bolne lage hain. Bayl gaadi nahin, bail gaadi. Congress ke kai diggaj neta aur purv mantri aajkal bail par hain, he said.

The Prime Minister was apparently referring to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who had recently gotten bail in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor was a former minister of state in the external affairs and human resources development ministries, besides being a top UN functionary.

Earlier this year, former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son, Karti Chidambaram had gotten bail in the INX media corruption case.

On the development front, he said facilities in 1,500 villages in Rajasthan will be developed. Around 50 crore people would get Rs 5 lakh worth heathcare protection.

Earlier, Modi had arrived in a special aircraft at the Sanganer airport in Jaipur. He was welcomed by Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh and chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of 12 schemes run by the BJP governments at the Centre and the state turned up at the venue, which is called Amroodon ka bagh.

The Congress had alleged that the beneficiaries being invited by the Rajasthan government for the were BJP workers, a charge denied by the party. Elections are due in Rajasthan by the end of the year.

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP state president Madan Lal Saini and other leaders attended the public meeting in BJP-ruled Rajasthan, where assembly elections are scheduled later this year.

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