Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress of looking away while people 'stole money from the banks'. He said that his government made a law that put a stop to the stealing and has seized property worth Rs 40-45,000 crore of people accused of stealing. The Prime Minister was speaking in Nizamabad in Telangana, ahead of the state elections.
"Since India received Freedom people used to get loans from the banks. Since the time of the centralization of banks till 2008, people used to avail loans from the banks. Suddenly, from 2008 to 2014 the amount of money that was loaned to people was stolen from the banks by rich businessmen. I put a stop to it. We changed the law so those who stole money are in trouble. We have seized property worth Rs 40-45,000 crore of such people.
You must have heard of the movie Do aankhein, baara haath (Two eyes, twelve hands). The Naamdars were the eyes which simply watched when twelve people stole the money."
He also accused the Congress and TRS of playing vote-bank politics.
"Congress as well as TRS, both the parties believe in dynastic politics. They are two sides of same coin. Both parties appease the minority, both parties believe in vote-bank politics, none of them have internal democracy:
Since some leaders from the Congress party made personal remarks against PM Modi, including former UPA union minister Vilasrao Muttemwar's comment where he asked the Prime Minister to reveal his father's name, PM Modi has been referring to Rahul Gandhi as 'Naamdar'.
Here's what he said:
"Congress camp is slowly, slowly, slowly going cold. The statements that Congress party has made in the last few days prove that they have not just lost people's confidence but also lost faith on themselves. They now believe that on the issue of development they cannot take on BJP and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Modi gives a challenge on the issue of development, that your four generations vs this Chaiwallah's four years. They are very troubled. When issues don't exist, arguments don't exist, people's confidence is lost, when self confidence is lost, there's only one way out -- abuse, abuse, abuse. I am amazed that the 'Naamdaar', congress party's chief, is supporting all that's happening now. I am amazed that two days ago, a Congress leader dragged my mother into election campaign. My mother hasn't seen where Madhya Pradesh is, who doesn't know 'R'of Rajniti, who spends her days praying in her small room. Was it appropriate to drag my mother in this way? Is this the only issue left with you? I thought Congress party will learn a lesson. But today, I saw on TV and it's running in social media that when they couldn't get anything by abusing my mother, now they now dragged in my father. My father passed away 30 years ago. My family has had no link with politics in 100 generations. Small village, we were from poor family. What is the reason that they dragged in my father who passed away 30 years ago?"