Congress is a second name of confusion: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed that Congress is contesting 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a minimum number of seats for the first time

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After filing his nomination to contest 2019 Lok Sabha election from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a massive gathering in the Mahayuti rally and attacked Congress saying that the oldest party of the country will not even cross 50 seats in the ongoing LS poll. 

In all the surveys across the country, it is being discussed that Congress won’t be able to get more than 50 seats in these elections. While, on the other hand, the discussion is whether BJP will break its own record of 282 seats or not,” said Modi appealing the voters, “Don’t waste your vote on Congress. Rather, strengthen the already winning BJP-led NDA with your vote.”

Modi further informed that in 2014 general elections Congress made a record of losing a maximum number of seat and in 2019 national polls, Congress has made a record for contesting from the minimum number of seats. "...and they think they can win the ongoing elections. Congress has become the second name of confusion," Modi stated.

While addressing a Mahayuti rally at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, PM Modi made an emotional appeal to the middle class ahead of the LS polls in Mumbai which is scheduled on April 29 claiming that Congress has said that the middle class of this country is “selfish and greedy.” 

While appreciating the lifelines of Mumbai city - Dabbawalas, taxi-drivers, and sewage cleaners, Modi said that middle class has contributed a huge amount in the national building and Congress wants to increase the taxes of the same community. “Congress’ manifesto doesn’t cater to a single problem regarding the middle class,” claimed PM Modi. 

In a blistering attack while speaking at a joint rally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena and Republican Party of India (RPI), Modi said that Congress had failed to act after Mumbai was attacked in the past. “Congress used to change home ministers and chief ministers. We have ended this culture. Our government has started attacking terrorists in their home,” Modi asserted.

While praising the police personnel, Modi said that so many jawans and policemen have given their lives to save Mumbai and country. “When Congress was in power, they used to treat police personnel like a punching bag. Almost 33,000 policemen have sacrificed their lives while discharging their duty. There should be a national memorial to honour them,” announced Modi.

Earlier, BJP fielded terror accused Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal to contest LS poll against Congress leader Digvijay Singh. After Sadhvi Pragya made objectionable remarks against 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare, it sparked a huge row. However, while speaking in Mumbai, PM Narendra Modi blamed Congress for neglecting the policemen during their rule. 

Talking about the infrastructural development in Mumbai, Modi said that the Congress government was unable to finish more than 11 kilometres of metro work in 15 years. However, the BJP-led NDA government has already done so much and will complete the same for 275 km-long tunnels in the coming three years. 

On the stage, top Shiv Sena and BJP leaders were present along with the MP candidates contesting LS polls from six seats in Mumbai. RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale was also present at the rally along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

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