PM Modi's defense of Raje a political compulsion: Congress leader

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Jaipur, Aug 10: Senior Congress leader Rameshwar Dudi today criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for praising Vasundhara Raje and said it was a "political compulsion" of the PM to say good things for the Rajasthan Chief Minister in public.

"Prime Minister hailed the work of the Raje government in the Bihar rally yesterday because of his political compulsion and election there," Dudi said in a statement here.

'Modi's defense of Raje, a compulsion'

PM Modi had publicly rejected the Congress' demand for resignation of Shivraj Chouhan and Raje by lavishing praises on the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. He blamed the Rajasthan government for no development and collapse of law and order situation in the state.

"The status of development in Rajasthan is not hidden from the PM as the state has not progressed an inch in the last 20 months of Raje rule... progress has reversed and literally stopped now... because social security to public at large is closed... law and order has collapsed... corruption is at a very high and an alarming level," he alleged.

He said the PM has "put himself in the dock" by praising Raje and should answer the people about the Oil and Chemical refinery project in Barmer which is being dumped in a "cold bag".

"It was the public of Gaya that heard Prime Minister patiently. Had he said this at any rally in Rajasthan, public would left the meeting after hearing his false claims," he added.

Dudi termed the Raje dispensation as the most "unpopular" government in the history of the state.


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