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4:34 am - Saturday November 18, 2017

Modi remembers Rajiv Gandhi for his 15 paise remarks

Agencies, Shimla/Una

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered former PM Rajiv Gandhi’s on his ‘15 paise’ remark while addressing election rally at Una this afternoon in the state.

Mr Modi emphasized that Rajiv Gandhi in 1985 gave statement out of every Re 1 only 15 paise reaches the target audience, he added that Rajiv was a kind of doctor who diagnosed the problem of corruption, but he could not check it.

Taking credit to do away the corruption Mr Modi said that he is working to ensure that entire 100 paise now goes to the pockets of the poor and not end up in corruption trail.

He lashed out previous UPA government for “abusing” subsidy of Rs 57,000 crore meant for the poor and charge to plunder the treasury in the name of subsidies. Now NDA government plugged the pilferage of money which had been earlier being used by the corrupt elements.

The leaders in Congress cannot bear this, so they are attacking me.” Modi also declared the November 9 election in the state as a one-sided contest, saying the Congress had “fled” the battlefield.

“I have never seen such enthusiasm for the BJP that I am witnessing this time in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a one-sided contest. I am not enjoying these elections as much as the Congress has fled the battlefield.”

Donning a Himachali cap, the Prime Minister said soldiers from the state are targeted by stone-pelters in Kashmir. The remark invited criticism from National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah, who said it highlighted the failure of the Mehbooba Mufti government.

Rahul asks Modi to vacate his ‘throne’ over fuel prices New Delhi:

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at the Narendra Modi Government over inflation eating into the domestic budgets, tweeting that the PM should fix the rates or vacate his ‘throne’.

Tagging along a news report on hike in the prices announced by the oil marketing companies on Wednesday, the Congress leader tweeted in Hindi: ‘Expensive gas, expensive ration.

Stop making hollow promises. Fix the rates and give employment or else vacate the ‘Sinhasan’ (post).’ The hike effected was Rs 4.50 for an LPG cylinder, while it was up a whopping Rs 93 at non-subsidised rates.

Posted in: Nation

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