Selling the nation is a bigger crime than selling tea: Modi in Mahasam

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Narendra Modi
Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh), Nov 15: In his last lap of election rallies in Chhattisgarh before the November 19 elections, Narendra Modi's booming voice had an emotional softness. Remembering the "tea seller" remarks of Congress, he said "Is being born to poor families a crime? Is feeding self and the entire family by working hard a crime? why should this be a measuring index for the polls? This is democracy afterall and not a platform for insulting the poor."

However, the rally witnessed the leader in a conclusive mood when he said that BJP is surely going to win in the 2013 Assembly Elections.

BJP making vs Congress breaking

He urges the people of Chhattisgarh to choose progress over corruption and stagnation. Remembering the initial years of the formation of the state, Modi said that Chhattisgarh had a very difficult time matching the progress of the nation as it did not have the support of the Centre.

He further compared the contribution of Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Sonia Gandhi, saying that he had executed peaceful much-needed bifurcation of states within the country. For example, in Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand.

On the contrary, Andhra Pradesh is still coping with the bifurcation, with both the new states unhappy.

Congress cutting down funds for bare essentials

Citing latest developments within the Centre, Modi said that the Finance Ministry is taking decisions to cut down funds in the departments of education, employment and rural development; so much so that even the party members are reluctant to concede.

He further adds that the members of the Congress party have written a letter to the Prime MInister saying that the fund cutting is going against the Aam Aadmi mottos of the government and that the ruling should be stopped.

Intending a jibe at the above-mentioned, Modi said Congress can cut down funds for the bare essentials that the country needs, but cannot downsize the number of foreign trips.

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