In a scathing attack on Friday, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent remarks against the Congress party during a rally in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Ramesh accused PM Modi of having a habitual inclination towards falsehoods, stating that “lying is PM Modi’s character” and alleging that he “lies inside and outside the Parliament.”
Ramesh went on to assert that the Prime Minister can’t even accidentally speak the truth, emphasizing that Modi’s tendency to make false claims is not a new phenomenon. The comments from the Congress leader came in response to PM Modi’s recent characterization of the Congress as a “terrorist-sympathizer.”
During the media interaction, Ramesh criticized PM Modi’s election-time strategy, claiming that the Prime Minister resorts to telling “super lies” during campaign periods. He pointed out that this pattern has been observed since Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister and continues in the present.
PM Modi, in his Thursday rally in Udaipur, had accused the Congress of being sympathetic to terrorism and endorsing corruption. He claimed that the incidents of crime in Rajasthan had increased over the past five years and highlighted a terrorist incident in Udaipur as a stain on the state government. Modi urged people to vote for a “double-engine government,” promising that the BJP would combat corruption at all levels.
Stressing the BJP’s commitment to eliminating ‘gunda raj’ (rule of the strongmen) from Rajasthan, PM Modi assured the people of the state that they would experience a safe environment under a BJP government. He specifically guaranteed the safety and dignity of every daughter and daughter-in-law in Rajasthan, pledging to eradicate fear and create a secure atmosphere for them.
The verbal sparring between the Congress and BJP leaders intensifies as the political landscape in Rajasthan heats up in the run-up to the elections.