Modi playing politics on KPs, AFSPA: Azad

Modi playing politics on KPs, AFSPA: Azad

Senior Congress leader and leader of opposition in RajyaSabhaGhulamNabi Azad Monday accused Prime Minister NarendraModi of creating "war hysteria" and "fear psychosis" among the people for electoral gains in the LokSabha elections.

He also lashed out at the BJP for "creating an atmosphere ofmistrust and hate" in the country and said "Modi is playing politics on theissue of Kashmiri Pandits and AFSPA". Azad was addressing an election rally atBhadarwah in support of the party candidate from Udhampur-DodaLokSabha seatVikramaditya Singh.

Azad said the PM makes no mention of the promises he madeespecially to our youth, farmers and the poor in the last election.

"Instead he has created war hysteria and fear psychosisamong the countrymen for votes."

Azad said Modi's promises to the people in the last electionlike 10 crore jobs, 50 per cent increase in the minimum support price (MSP) tothe farmers, bringing back black money, BetiBachaoBetiPadhao and depositing Rs15 lakh in the account of every common man have proved "hollow".

BJP does not talk of their report card on all those promisesbut is creating fear psychosis, mistrust and war hysteria, Azad said.

He said farmers continued to commit suicides but the Modigovernment "remained indifferent and insensitive toward their issues". Atrocitieson women and weaker sections continued unabated and the poor are facingunprecedented price hike but for the Modi government these are no more issues,Azad added.

He accused the BJP of pursuing "divisive and diversionarytactics and creating an atmosphere of mistrust and hate for political gains"while ignoring the larger interests of maintaining social and religious harmonywhich are paramount for the unity and integrity of the nation.

While remembering AtalBihari Vajpayee, Azad said that he(Atal) was a man of principles and Modi should learn from him.

"Modi knows he cannot get a single vote on the plank ofdevelopment, that's why he always plays communal, religion and caste card," healleged.

"Congress had played an important role in the freedom of ourcountry; there was no BJP at that time in the country. Today they arequestioning us about nationalism".

He said BJP and its leaders will "be proven the most corruptwhenever an investigation will be initiated".

"Modi is the only PM who never answered any questions in theRajyaSabha or LokSabha," he said.

While commenting on Modi's speech that Pakistan would behappy if Congress wins, Azad said, "I never visited Pakistan and our leadersare not invited by Pakistan. PM Modi visited Pakistan to attend a birthdayparty. Modi is being supported by the PM of Pakistan Imran Khan. I am surprisedthat Modi is still telling people that Congress is pro-Pakistan."

Stating that militancy has grown and the maximum number ofsecurity forces was killed in Modi government's five years, Azad appealed tothe people of Chenab Valley to vote for Vikramaditya Singh.

"Instead of admitting his failure, Modi is targetingCongress on the issue of Kashmiri Pandits and revocation of AFSPA. Congress isa secular party and is committed to overall development of all sections of thesociety. We never said that AFSPA will be revoked but will be strictlyimplemented in border areas," said.

Azad said that if Congress comes into power, people will getfree education upto class 12, free medical care, one family member will get ajob and prices of diesel and petrol will be reduced.  He said 25 crore poor families will get Rs6000 per month and this amount will be credited to bank account of housewives.

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