Prime Minister Narendra Modi came all guns blazing against Congress in the poll-bound state of Rajasthan on Wednesday, slamming the opposition party for perpetuating "dynasty politics". Neither you nor I was born with a silver spoon. Your parents or grandparents have never ruled, nor have mine," Modi said while addressing a rally in Nagaur ahead of the state Assembly election on 7 December.
Playing the 'kamdaar' (a self-made working class man) and 'namdaar' (a dynast) rhetoric, the prime minister made a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, by saying, "The kamdaar is in a fight against the namdaar. A kamdaar has come here to seek your blessings," adding that people who cannot understand the difference between moong and masur are championing the cause of farmers.
"They have no connection with the soil," he said.
Modi's remark on dynastic politics came a day after his blistering attack on "family rule" in Telangana, where the prime minister had asked the voters to "pack off KCR" in the 7 December Assembly elections in the state.
The prime minister had on Monday addressed rallies in Bhilwara, Beneshwar Dham and Kota.
Telangana and Rajasthan are the last two states which will go to polls in the last phase of the election season. While Modi is hitting trail in Rajasthan, Rahul and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu will share the election dais in Telangana’s Khammam on Wednesday.
Hitting out at the Congress in Nagaur, Modi said, "Those whose four generations have had no connect with the public cannot understand the pain of the common people. Our only mantra is 'sabka saath, sabka vikas', inspired by social reformists Jyotiba Phule and BR Ambedkar. This government is for the poor."
Asking people to elect the Vasundhara Raje-ruled BJP government for another term in the state, Modi listed the developments the state government made in irrigation in the desert state. The Raje government has provided irrigation facilities in 1.5 lakh hectare area, he told the gathering.
"If people of Rajasthan are supplied with water, they can even grow gold in their fields. The rich will never know what it feels like to be stung by thorns while walking barefoot on a field," the prime minister said.
"Till we don’t work to uplift the poor, the country won’t develop. If your vote is on the right place, the poor will get homes. Each family will own a house by 2022. In Nagaur, the BJP has offered house to 16,000 people," the prime minister said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Updated Date: Nov 28, 2018 15:13:45 IST