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PM Narendra Modi sees Congress eclipse except in Puducherry

PM Narendra Modi sees Congress eclipse except in Puducherry

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be on a three-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka again from Saturday after 10 days of his first visit to the state since becoming party chief, a party official said on Friday. "Our first prime minister governed this nation for 17 years". He said that the nation was ruled by only one family directly and indirectly for 48 years before Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in the year 2014.

"Whether it is a rocket launch or the Army personnel that fight and are martyred on the border, Modiji says see I did it", he said. Rahul has accused the Modi government of "looking the other way" while those guilty of financial irregularities, like diamantaire Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya, fled the country. Our govt is going to complete 48 months in this May.

Reacting angrily, Narayanasamy told ANI that Modi's choice words was "unfortunate.' He said, "It is unfortunate that the prime minister, holding the highest position, made such a remark". "We are talking about people's development, ease of living for the common man", he said.

Rajasthan will go to polls later this year.

"The Congress leadership in Delhi, which champions the democratic rights and talks about governance, owes an explanation to the people of Puducherry", he said. "We need to ask ourselves what lacked in our political culture and system that we are still lagging behind several nations", the Prime Minister added.

Addressing a rally here, the Congress president hit out the NDA government and said that the Prime Minister "zero tolerance of corruption" policy was nothing but empty election rhetoric.

Continuing his attack, Rahul said, "The next time Prime Minister Modi comes to Karnataka, ask him if he believes in Basavanna's policy of "practice what you preach".

In an obvious reference to his oft-repeated slogan "Congress must Bharat", Modi asserted the Congress would be left with only the V Narayanasamy government in Puducherry in the country, saying the BJP would win the coming assembly elections in Karnataka and northeast.

He demanded to know why the finance minister and Modi "allowed this to happen". "Are women and youth not getting opportunities to move ahead?"

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