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PM Modi Likens Congress to Termites, Urges People to Root Them Out

In a reference to the Congress' decision to mark the first anniversary of the demonetisation as black day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the opposition party would observe 'blackmoney day' and burn his effigies as it was angry with his fight against corruption.

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Updated:November 4, 2017, 5:50 PM IST
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PM Modi Likens Congress to Termites, Urges People to Root Them Out
The Prime Minister was addressing a rally in the state's largest district, Mandi. (Picture courtesy: Twitter.com/@BJP4India)
Kangra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that the ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh and already conceded defeat, with its senior leaders "running away" from campaigning in the state, leaving chief minister Virbhadra Singh to fend for themselves.

The Prime Minister was addressing a rally in the state's largest district, Mandi. He launched a scathing attack on the Congress over corruption, likening the party to termites, and exhorted the people to finish it off by handing over the three-fourths majority to the BJP in the November 9 Assembly election.

In a reference to the Congress' decision to mark the first anniversary of the demonetisation as a black day, he said the opposition party would observe "blackmoney day" and burn his effigies as it was angry with his fight against corruption.

Modi claimed that the poor and the middle class were back to work but the dishonest people were angry with him and wanted to seek revenge from him as he forced them to deposit their bagfuls of cash with banks.

Seeking strong mandate in favour of the BJP, he said the state had progressed most when Prem Kumar Dhumal was its chief minister and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister as the central government pumped in money which Dhumal used effectively for development of Himachal Pradesh.

Modi said he and Dhumal, who is the party's chief ministerial candidate, would take the state to new heights of development, adding that its infrastructure and tourism sectors needed a boost.
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