The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday once again accused the Congress government of being elitist, this time paying attention to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi visited Gujarat. The ANI quoted PM Modi as saying at a rally in Gujarat’s Morbi that “When Indiraben came to Morbi, I remember there was a photo of her in Chitralekha magazine with a hanky over her nose due to the foul smells. But for Jansangh and RSS, the streets of Morbi are fragrant… It is the fragrance of humanity”.
The PM added that “even when we were not in power, we were the people of Morbi and serving society”. Modi also focused on the government’s efforts at water conservation. PM Modi added that “In Gujarat, we initiated a mass movement to conserve every drop of water. This is because we understand the adverse impact of lack of water. Development for us is not about winning polls, it is about serving every citizen”. The PM attacked the Congress for being anti-poor on Monday, claiming that its leaders had always treated him with disrespect because of his humble background.
“The Congress dislikes me because of my poor origins. Can a party stoop so low? Yes, a person belonging to a poor family has become PM. They do not fail to hide their contempt for this fact. Yes, I sold tea but I did not sell the nation,” PM Modi said at a campaign rally in Rajkot.