Congress practises vote bank politics, divides to rule, says Modi

"There would be no Indian who would not be proud of our jawans and the surgical strike they conducted. But look at Congress. They even mocked our jawans," PM Modi said

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Ajmer: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress on Saturday embarked on a campaign blitzkrieg for Assembly elections, hours before the poll date announcement. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah attacked Congress for ‘mocking’ Army personnel, Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the ruling party over Rafale deal and PNB scam.

“There would be no Indian who would not be proud of our jawans and the surgical strike they conducted. But look at Congress. They even mocked our jawans,” PM Modi said.

In a scathing attack on the Congress, Prime minister Narendra Modi accused the party of practising vote bank politics and dividing people to get into power.

The prime minister was addressing a public rally in Ajmer to mark the completion of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s state-wide ‘Gaurav Yatra’ that began in August ahead of the Assembly elections.

Modi said vote bank politics is not limited to elections now. He asked people not to let the Congress get into power again.

Modi said political parties which do vote bank politics divide the bureaucracy when they are in power. This badly affects governance, he said.

They allocate the budget as per vote bank politics and therefore overall development does not happen, he said at the meeting which marked the end of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s state-wide political `yatra’.

The Congress has established this tradition in the past 60 years, Modi said.