PM Modi calls Himachal election 'one-sided contest', alleges Congress for corruption


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of running away from a one-sided contest in the Himachal election. "A storm is raging here against the corrupt Congress".

"I haven't come here to ask you to make BJP win. I have come here to ask you to give it a 3/4th majority", said PM Modi. "After its defeat in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the Opposition is frightened that it will be wiped out in 2019 as well as 2024 polls", Modi said at a rally in Una. But some problems remain of some states, who are stakeholders, says PM Modi.

"All their leaders are out on bail after facing serious charges of corruption and they are speaking about putting a check on corruption", he jibed.

Modi said there were reports that around 3 lakh companies have shut down after demonetisation and a probe into financial dealings of 5,000 such firms has revealed frauds to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore.

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Modi tore into the Congress at both the election meetings he addressed in Himachal on Saturday, saying the party had decayed beyond hope of regeneration in the next three to four generations.

Lashing out at the Congress over corruption in the UPA government as also the party dispensation in the state, he said its "sins" speak to the people, who will not trust it on the issue of honesty for 100 more years. If people are angry today, it is due to its own deeds.

"On one hand we are fighting corruption whereas Congress is preparing to mark 8th November as black money day". "Himachal Pradesh has huge scope for development and hence I urge people to turn out and vote in large numbers on November 9", he added. "They don't know Modi is disciple of Sardar Patel and won't be cowed down". There was maximum development in Himachal when Atal Ji was in Delhi and Dhumal Ji was here in Himachal.

He cited his government's move to provide cooking gas cylinders to poor households, Mudra scheme to boost entrepreneurship, its decision to cap prices of medicine and medical equipment like heart stents, reducing cost of LED bulbs and other measures to showcase its pro-poor and pro- development credentials.