Ahmedabad. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said that his party has lost two of its Prime Ministers while fighting terrorism. He also asked the question whether any leader belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party had participated in the freedom struggle of the country? A day earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had accused the Congress of playing vote bank politics on terrorism. Kharge said, we have fought terrorism. Our leaders made sacrifices to maintain peace in the country.
Indira Gandhi made sacrifices to keep the country united. Rajiv Gandhi became a martyr for the unity of the country. He asked, does BJP have any leader who fought for the freedom of the country? Addressing an election rally in Gujarat’s Kheda district on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi had said that the Congress and many like-minded parties consider terrorism a shortcut to success. We lost two of our renowned and globally respected Prime Ministers to keep the country strong and united, Kharge said.
Assembly elections are being held here, Parliament elections are not being held. We are seeking your votes on issues related to the state. It would have been better if the Prime Minister had sought votes in the state regarding his successes and failures. On BJP’s poll promise of implementing Uniform Civil Code in Gujarat, Kharge said it was all an attempt to create rift in the society and create controversy to garner votes. He said, the people of BJP are instigating Congress and other leaders to speak and get angry.
They want us to instigate and divide the society, but we are not going to fall in their trap. He said that Congress has built the country in 70 years, but it does not always take credit like Prime Minister Modi. Targeting the BJP’s Gujarat model, Kharge said that there are five lakh vacancies in the departments of the state, of which 28,000 posts are for teachers. He hoped that the Congress would win the Gujarat assembly elections.