Had Patel been PM, farmers would not have been ruined: Modi

MANDSAUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again targeted the Nehru-Gandhi family on Saturday, saying farmers would not have been “ruined” had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the country’s first prime minister.

Addressing a rally here ahead of the November 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, he accused the Congress of “making false promises” and asked the opposition party whether late Indira Gandhi’s “Garibi Hatao” (remove poverty) slogan a was a “lie” or not.

The Prime Minister’s comments came in the wake of Congress president Rahul Gandhi accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “making false promises” to people during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Modi also referred to a video clip purportedly showing Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, saying the Congress leader seeking votes only from a “particular community” was an insult to democracy.

A video clip surfaced last week, purportedly showing Nath telling Muslim leaders to ensure “90 per cent voting” in Muslim-dominated areas. (AGENCIES)


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