Problem With Congress Is Simple, They Oppose For Sake Of Opposing: PM Modi In Bharuch

| December 3 , 2017 , 14:52 IST

Ahead of the Gujarat elections, the two main national parties in the fray, BJP and the Congress have been engaging in aggressive campaigning, bringing in star campaigners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

Addressing a rally in Bharuch, PM Modi specified that his problem with Congress politics was their opposition for the sake of opposing.

"My problem with Congress politics is simple- they oppose us just for the sake of opposing. They oppose things like bullet train only because they could not take this initiative forward and are envious someone else is," said PM Modi.

"In UP, where Congress ruled for decades, the state from where generations of top Congress leaders belong. We saw what happened there in the local elections. Congress was wiped out. UP knows the Congress well and so does Gujarat," he continued.

"Bharuch and Kutch are districts with significant Muslim populations. And, if you see the districts which developed rapidly under the BJP tenure in Gujarat, the names of these two districts figure prominently," said PM Modi.

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"When there were floods in Banaskantha, Congress leaders were in Bengaluru to save 1 leader from losing a Rajya Sabha poll. That same leader is topmost Congress leader but what did he do for Bharuch? He was unable to work for Narmada, neither did he think about ro-ro ferry," he added.

"Do you remember the poor law and order situation in Bharuch when Congress was in power? Curfews and violence was common here. BJP changed this, not only in Bharuch but all over Gujarat," said PM Modi in Bharuch.

The Guajrat state assembly elections are set to take place in two phases on December 9 and December 14 and the counting of votes is to take place on December 18.