"Congress like sinking Titanic ship, makes false promises, then becomes Ghajini," says PM Modi

Whenever the Congress is in trouble, it makes false promises and then becomes "Gajini" (referring to the memory loss problem of character played by Amir Khan in the movie), Modi said.

By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 07 Apr 2019 07:52 AM
HIGHLIGHTS
  • PM compared Congress to"a Titanic ship which is sinking” and “Ghajini” (the Bollywood film on memory loss).
  • He slammed the party over its promise to scrap the sedition law.
  • Modi also said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has opted for a second seat where the "majority community is in a minority".
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday played down the electoral challenge from the Congress party, and compared the party to"a Titanic ship which is sinking” and “Ghajini” (the Bollywood film on memory loss). The Prime Minister also slammed over its promise to scrap the sedition law.

Whenever the Congress is in trouble, it makes false promises and then becomes "Gajini" (referring to  the memory loss problem of character played by Amir Khan in the movie), Modi said.


"The Congress is like a Titanic ship which is sinking," he said, adding the party  was reduced to just 44 seats in 2014 and it stares at a worse situation this time around.

"The Congress' promise of scrapping the sedition law is like giving an open licence to the 'tukde-tukde gang' (those who want disintegration of India)," Modi said.

PM was addressing a poll rally in Maharashtra’s Nanded, where he spoke in support of BJP candidates from the constituencies Nanded, Latur, Hingoli and Parbhani in central Maharashtra.

Modi also said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has opted for a second seat where the "majority community is in a minority".

Referring to Congress’ poll promise of NYAY scheme for ensuring a minimum income guarantee to the poor, the PM said the opposition party plans to burden the middle class with more taxes to fund the scheme.  It offers the middle class, which is the backbone of the country, nothing, Modi claimed.

He said the Congress has more factions in Maharashtra than the number of MLAs it has in the state.

Over Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad candidature:

Attacking the Gandhi scion over his decision to contest from Wayand, Congress' "naamdar" (dynast, referring to party chief Rahul Gandhi) had to use a microscope to look for a second "safe" seat. In the constituency he has chosen, "the majority community is in minority. He has also said he will not speak against his main Left rival," Modi said.

Earlier, at a rally at Wardha on April 1, Modi had said that Congress leaders were afraid of contesting from "constituencies dominated by majority population (Hindus)".

Gandhi is contesting from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh as well as Wayanad in Kerala. Referring to pictures of Gandhi's roadshow in Wayanad, Modi quipped, "One had to find Congress flags in the Congress president's roadshow."

"Will Amethi tolerate this insult?" he asked.

"Congress (sitting) MP in Hingoli (Rajiv Satav), (NCP chief) Sharad Pawar and his commander Praful Patel have run away from the electoral field," Modi said. All three leaders are not contesting the elections.

On Jammu and Kashmir:

The Congress was responsible for the problems in Jammu and Kashmir, and those of  terrorism and Naxalism, Modi alleged.

The prime minister accused the Congress of wanting to hold talks with separatists "who take money from Pakistan".

"The Congress and its allies want two prime ministers -- one in Delhi and another in Jammu and Kashmir", Modi said, referring to a demand made by National Conference leaders Omar Abdullah.

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