Four generations have made same promises on poverty but nothing happened: Modi

NEW DELHI: In an apparent dig at Congress’ minimum income poll promise and the Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said its four generations had made the same promises but nothing happened, and first- time voters should see the “track record” of those pitching for eliminating poverty.

Addressing a ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ event here, he also said ‘Mission Shakti, demonstrating India’s anti-satellite missile capability, had nothing to do with polls and hit out at those opposing his announcement of it in an address to the nation.

“The US, Russia and China did ASAT tests openly, why should we have hidden it,” he said replying to question at the event that was beamed across the country at 500 places where gatherings of BJP workers, professionals, chowkidars (watchmen), traders, farmers among others listened to Modi and interacted with him through video-conferencing.

To a question from Mumbai on the Balakot air strikes, the Prime Minister said they were carried out by the country’s security forces and not by him. (AGENCIES)