Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections

'Condition Of Congress Like Titanic, It Sinks A Little Deeper Every Day," Says PM Modi In An Address At Maharashtra's Nanded

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • He has also said that Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad nomination was because of uncertainty of winning at Amethi
  • He has reminded the voters: 'every vote they cast would directly come to him'

At a rally on Saturday, in Nanded, Maharashtra, PM Narendra Modi predicted the bleak future of the Congress likening it to the famous sunken ship - Titanic- which was lost forever.

During his address comparing the grand old Congress party with Titanic, he stated how the party is 'sinking deeper with each passing day. 

He said, "The condition of the Congress is just like the Titanic: it sinks a little deeper with each passing day. And the ones sitting in the ship with the Congress are either drowning along with it like the Nationalist Congress Party or are running for their lives."

Reminding the crowd about the stature of Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections- where it won a mere 44 seats, PM Modi claimed that the situation would "only worsen". 

Listing his absent Opposition he said, "Knowing this situation, many leaders of the opposition alliance -- such as Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel, and Rajiv Satav -- were not even contesting the elections."

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Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad nomination, PM Modi declared that the uncertainty of winning at Amethi had got to the Congress president

He said, "A recent rally in his original constituency was a complete washout, and there was not a single party flag to be seen. So the Congress dynast used a microscope to find a constituency where he has some chance of winning. Understandably, it's a place where the majority community of the country (referring to Hindus) are in a minority."

PM Modi even addressed the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah's statement of 'separate PM for J&K" saying, " "Farooq Abdullah and his son, Omar Abdullah, want two Prime Ministers -- one for New Delhi and the other for Kashmir. I ask you, is this acceptable? Answer my question loudly, because your voice should be heard all the way up in Jammu and Kashmir."

Reminding the crowd that 'every vote they cast would directly come to him', the Prime Minister ended the rally.

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Maharashtra will vote for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in 4 Phases. The polling dates for Maharashtra will be on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. The votes will be counted for all the constituencies on May 23, 2019. The results of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be announced on the same day. 

 (With Inputs from PTI)

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