'Cong did little in 60 years and now seeking explanation after 60 days'

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New Delhi, Aug 10: Attacking the Congress while addressing the BJP's National Council meeting here on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the former was playing vote-bank politics despite being humiliated in the general elections held earlier this year.

The BJP produced its best-ever result by winning 282 seats itself while the Congress saw its worst-ever performance with just 44 MPs.

Modi said the Congress was disturbing social harmony and asked the BJP workers to take special care to counter that. He also said the Congress did little during their 60 years of rule and yet was seeking explanation from the BJP government after 60 days of work.

Modi's attack on the issue of communal harmony was considered a veiled attack on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi who led the Congress MPs' charge in the Lok Sabha last week by storming the Well of the House to protest against the government on issues of communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh and the ongoing row over the UPSc examinations.

Modi said the Congress was playing vote-bank politics despite the heavy loss

Gandhi took an indirect dig at Modi by saying only one man's voice is heard in the parliament and also accused the Speaker of the House of partiality. The Congress leader also said on another occasion that the communal clashes in UP were staged to divide the poor.

Modi also praised Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in his speech, describing the latter as the "captain" of the team that led the BJP to an unprecedented victory in the general elections. He also called new BJP chief Amit Shah as the "man of the match". Shah was in charge of the BJP's campaign in UP during the polls and created a magic by helping the party win 71 of the 80 seats in offer in the state.

Shah, during his speech at the meeting, said the BJP was committed for a "Congress-free" India. He said the Congress's thought has dominated the country for long and now it is time to strengthen the BJP's legacy.

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