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Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi
05 Nov 2017
  • PM Narendra Modi yesterday blamed senior Congress leaders for "running away" from Himachal Pradesh ahead of elections.
  • Likening it to "termites", he said, "If you clean just the surface, termites come back after a few days…You have to take them out from the roots" to cure the "disease".
  • Compared to BJP's aggressive campaigning, Congress has largely remained passive.

  • 'Himachal saw most development during Vajpayee, Dhumal's time'
  • At Modi's latest rally in Sundernagar, he urged voters to finish off the Congress by giving BJP three-fourths majority.
  • Himachal saw the most development when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was PM and PK Dhumal was CM, he claimed, adding he and Dhumal would now take the state to new heights.
  • Congress leaders had already left the state leaving Virbhadra Singh to his fate, Modi said.

  • Modi hints at crackdown on illegal assets
  • He also attacked Congress over corruption, saying it will observe "black money day" since it was angry at him over his anti-corruption fight.
  • Hinting at a crackdown on illegal assets, he said, "I'm going to create a situation that (Congress leaders) wouldn't be able to reclaim their benami assets."
  • Only the dishonest, not the poor and middle-class, were angry at him, he said.

  • The upcoming elections are a battle for survival for Congress
  • Since 1993, six-time CM Virbhadra Singh and BJP's Dhumal have become the state chief in turns. Considering the trend, it is Dhumal's turn this time.
  • Moreover, Singh faces major corruption allegations.
  • Serious crimes like the Shimla rape-murder raised questions on law-and-order.
  • The Congress needs a win to keep alive its fight. Recently, it won Punjab while BJP took Uttarakhand, UP, Manipur and Goa.

  • So why is Congress almost absent in campaigning?
  • Surprisingly, as BJP carried out a fiery campaign, Congress has remained almost invisible. While the former's war room remains bustling, the latter's remains near-empty.
  • Singh reportedly doesn't even have funds to hire choppers.
  • BJP's Anurag Thakur says it's a deliberate strategy of Rahul Gandhi "to ensure the older generation of Congress leaders fail... and he can get his own team in place".

  • Himachal Assembly elections on November 9
    On November 9, voters across 68 constituencies would choose their next leaders. Past trends predict a BJP win, but considering Himachal is one of the five states where Congress still has a government, India's primary opposition party has a lot at stake.

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