Jalandhar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a political gathering in Punjab today dubbed Congress Party as a “sinking ship” and “history”, called upon voters not to vote for the opposition party in the coming assembly elections in five states.
Modi said at a joint election rally with Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal here, “The Congress is a sinking ship. The Congress is history. It is on its last breath.”
The Bharatiya Janata Party and SAD is running an alliance government in Punjab state since 2007.
The Prime Minister said, “The Congress has no principles or rules. To survive politically, the Congress, which joined hands with the Communists in West Bengal earlier after opposing them for decades, has now joined hands with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.”
“The country has seen the politics of destruction for 70 years and the youths of this country are suffering due to it. If you want to do politics, do politics of development,” Modi said while challenging the opposition parties to change the political discourse in the country.
Talking about his fight against corruption, Modi said people who had accumulated black money in the last 70 years were affected by (demonetisation) action initiated by his government against the corrupt.
Referring to the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, the Prime Minister said Punjab river waters were for its farmers only.
Taking a dig at the Congress, the Prime Minister said the Congress was readying itself to return to power in Punjab five years ago also but the voters of Punjab decided otherwise and instead brought Badal back as the Chief Minister.