India’s PM in Rajasthan slams Congress’s formula of guarantees, says it will leave country bankrupt

PM Modi. Image credit: Twitter/ BJP4India

New Delhi/IBNS:  Wednesday mocked the Congress in Rajasthan, raising questions about the stability of its government and slamming its formula of guarantees which according to him will leave the country bankrupt.

On a visit to Ajmer and Pushkar as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s public outreach or Jan Sampark Abhiyan, PM Modi ripped into the Congress over corruption. 

In an apparent reference to the Congress’s five guarantees for Karnataka, where it won an election earlier this month, PM Modi said: “The Congress has a new formula of guarantees. But are they fulfilling their guarantees? Their guarantees will leave the country bankrupt.”

The Congress’s election campaign in Rajasthan, led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, focuses on social welfare schemes ranging from free electricity to cheaper cooking gas.

“Fifty years ago, Congress guaranteed that it would remove poverty. But it turned out to be their biggest betrayal of the poor,” PM Modi said.

“It has been a policy of the Congress to mislead the poor and keep them deprived. The people of Rajasthan have also suffered a lot due to this…And what has Rajasthan got? A government where MLAs, CM (Chief Minister), and ministers fight among themselves,” he said.

The remarks referred to the Congress’s Ashok Gehlot versus Sachin Pilot feud, which remains unresolved despite multiple attempts and a show of unity on Monday

Rajasthan goes to polls later this year. This was PM Modi’s fourth visit this year to Rajasthan. The rally also marked nine years of the BJP government at the Centre.