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PM Modi launches veiled attack on Rahul Gandhi, accuses Cong of running 'vasooli' gang

PM Modi launches veiled attack on Rahul Gandhi, accuses Cong of running 'vasooli' gang

Bagalakote (Karnataka), April 29 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a fiery speech at a rally in Bagalakote, launching a veiled attack on prominent Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while accusing the grand old party of operating a 'vasooli' (extortion) gang.
In a pointed statement, Modi asserted that those who indulge in leisure vacations cannot contribute to India's progress, indirectly referencing Rahul Gandhi's recent leisure activities. He stressed the importance of dedication and vision in driving developmental initiatives, highlighting his commitment to transforming India by 2047.
"Those (including Rahul Gandhi) enjoying leisure vacations cannot develop Bharat. To work for the country, one needs to have a vision. To have a vision, one needs to have devotion. When nothing is present, the outcome is zero. But in the case of Modi, the vision and motto, both stand clear. Modi works 24×7 for 2047," he said addressing a rally ahead of Lok Sabha polls in the remaining 14 constituencies in the state scheduled on May 7.
The Prime Minister also accused the Congress of running a 'vasooli gang' rather than a government in Karnataka and slammed them for transforming Karnataka from a renowned tech hub to a tanker hub under their rule.
"Congress isn't running a government in Karnataka but a 'vasooli gang'. Karnataka, which is known as a tech hub and has made its name in the world, Congress has made it a 'tanker hub'," he declared, highlighting the alleged deterioration of the state's reputation and governance under Congress leadership."
Turning his attention to Karnataka's governance, Modi lambasted the Congress for treating the state as an "ATM" for their political interests. He accused the Congress of emptying the state treasury, leaving elected representatives without funds for developmental activities. The PM highlighted alleged financial mismanagement under the Congress's rule, contrasting it with the BJP's commitment to effective governance and fiscal responsibility.
"Congress party has made Karnataka its 'ATM'. In such a short time, these people have emptied the government treasury of Karnataka. The situation has become so grave that MLAs aren't getting funds for developmental activities," he said.
Modi criticised the opposition India Bloc, who have given up on winning the election, for unethically using technology to undermine his image and propagate false narratives.
"Those who already have lost elections are using technology, using Artificial Intelligence to create fake videos of me and spread misinformation," he declared, highlighting the alleged tactics employed by his political adversaries.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister accused the Congress of neglecting the rights of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), alleging that they prioritize political appeasement over genuine empowerment. He contrasted this with the BJP's initiatives, such as granting ST status to the Talwara community, positioning his party as a champion of marginalized communities.
"Congress is snatching the rights of SCs and STs. It can go to any extent to appease. On one hand, the BJP government gave ST status to the Talwara community. On the other hand, the Congress has initiated a campaign to change the Constitution in Karnataka and make STs deprived of their rights," he said.
In a move to underscore the BJP's dedication to social justice, Modi paid tribute to senior BJP leader Srinivas Prasad, praising his efforts in serving marginalized communities in Karnataka.

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