Will jail those on bail, Modi takes pot shots at 'weak, corrupt opposition'…PM looted India, RaGa returns fire…Videonewstolive - May 1, 2019 34 0 COMMENTS
Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Apr 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tore into the opposition, charging it with working towards forming a government that is “weak, loosely knit and helpless” before black money and corruption.
He also assailed the Congress and Lalu Prasad’s RJD, alliance partners in Bihar, over financial scandals that rocked their governments in the past.
Modi ridiculed opposition parties that are incapable of winning even as many Lok Sabha seats as are required for their representative to be designated as the Leader of the Opposition for nursing prime ministerial ambitions.
“Those who are in jail or are staring at prison terms, cannot tolerate a strong government in New Delhi for a second. They want a government that is weak, loosely knit and helpless so that they may do manmaani (act as they please),” he told an election rally here.
The prime minister asserted the drive against black money and corruption launched by his government will not slacken.
Referring to the alleged AgustaWestland chopper scam under the previous UPA government in which British middleman Christian Michel was recently extradited to India, Modi said “We have caught hold of their Michel mama (maternal uncle). Soon many of their chachas (paternal uncles) would be traced and brought to justice”.
Though Modi was apparently hinting at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, he did not name anyone.
In a veiled attack on Lalu Prasad, Modi referred to the IRCTC hotels for land scam in which the former railway minister’s wife Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti and younger son Tejashwi Yadav have been named as co-accused and benami properties allegedly belonging to them seized.
“They will have to account for their shopping malls and their farm houses as well,” he said.
Meanwhile, speaking in Tikamgarh, Rahul Gandhi claimed that lakhs of youth lost jobs because of demonetisation and GST as production in factories stopped due to lack of demand in the market.
“People have no money left with them as it was taken away by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through demonetisation,” he added