Cong reduced to ‘vote katwa’ party: PM
   Date :05-May-2019

INTENSIFYING his attack on the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (Grand Alliance) will give rise to ‘mahabhrashtachar’ (grand corruption)’. Modi said the Congress has been reduced to the status of ‘vote katwa’ party and it will soon witness its “downfall”. “See its (Congress) downfall,” he said, as he made a no-holds barred attack against party President Rahul Gandhi, warning him that he will succumb to “ahankaar” (self pride).
Modi said while a Congress leader is sharing the stage with the Samajwadi Party, an apparent reference to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who was present at an SP meeting in Raebareli this week, the BSP is attacking the grand old party. “The SP is going soft on the Congress, but its alliance partner BSP chief Mayawati is attacking the grand old party,” he said at an election meeting here, apparently to drive a wedge between the two allies. Attacking the Congress, Modi said the “Mr Clean” image of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi became “corrupt number one”. He also recalled how the Congress had withdrawn support from Governments at the Centre in the past leading to political instability.
“Only the BJP can give a stable Government,” he said, as he led the gathering chanting “phir ek baar ...Modi sarkar (once again, Modi Government)”. ‘CONGRESS-SP BETRAYING MAYAWATI’: Modi on Saturday said that Congress and Samajwadi Party were playing games with Mayawatis confidence. Addressing an election rally in Pratapgarh on Saturday, he said: “Congress leaders are happily sharing stage with Samajwadi Party in rallies.
These people have betrayed “Behenji’ (Mayawati) so cunningly that she cannot even see through the game. A party that was staking claim to the Prime Minister’s post before polling began, is now admitting to being a vote cutter.” Modi said that the “SP-BSP alliance had five evils - corruption, instability, communalism, dynasty and misrule”. Citing a newspaper report which claimed that Rahul Gandhi’s one-time business partner had received offset contracts during the UPA regime - just what the Congress has been accusing Modi of orchestrating benefits for his business friend in the Rafale deal.