Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Madha, Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Madha, Tuesday, April 30, 2024. (PTI Photo)

'Opposition lying, won't allow Congress to change Constitution', says Modi

Prime Minister said that Congress leaders kept on talking about eradicating poverty in every poll but would not do anything after that.

MUMBAI: Modi sought to warn the people against Congress' attempt to take away the SC, ST and SC community reservations and give away to Muslims. The PM said the Opposition was spreading rumours that the BJP would change the Constitution. "Don't believe such rumours. As long as I am alive, I will not allow the Congress to change the Constitution," Modi said.

The government removed Article 370 from J&K and enforced Dr BR Ambedkar's Constitution there. "Why couldn't the Congress do this earlier? With the enforcement of the Indian constitution, people of J&K are getting their rights. We got freedom but Congress wants to keep our people as mental slaves. We also changed the flag of the Indian Navy by replacing the British emblem with Shivaji Maharaj's Shivmudra emblem," he added. "The Opposition says we would change the Constitution, will end the reservations etc. I am surprised why the Opposition needs to lie while campaigning in elections," Modi said.

At Malshiras in Solapur district, the PM continued his attack on the NCP (SP) leader Sharad Pawar, saying he did not do much for farmers while being the Union agriculture minister, and added that it was now time to punish him. He taunted the opposition Congress, saying it was not able to field even 275 candidates in the Lok Sabha elections, and appealed to people not to waste their vote by supporting the grand old party.

Targeting Pawar with out mentioning his name, Modi said, "Fifteen years ago, a stalwart leader had come to contest an election here. It is being said that he took an oath before a setting sun that he will bring water to the drought-affected region here. Was he able to bring water here? Time has come to punish him," Modi said. "Be it in Vidarbha or Marathwada, the sin of depriving people from water has been happening for years. now," he said.

The PM said people are seeing the difference between his government's 10 years and Congress rule of 60 years. Congress leaders kept talking about eradicating poverty in every poll but would not do anything after that, he said. "In the last 10 years, our government is able to bring 25 crore people out of poverty and 80 crore are getting free ration," he said.

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