Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh): Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh, PM Narendra Modi on Monday reiterated the ‘hua toh hua’ comment by Congress Overseas head Sam Pitroda. (Catch Complete Coverage of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here)
He said that one family looted the country for 55 years after Independence. “They promised that the electricity bill will be halved. Did that happen or the power supply was cut to half?”
Upping the ante, he said, “The same middle class that the Congress threatens to rob by increasing taxes is now saying ‘bahut hua’…the youth that is robbed of opportunities by rampant nepotism is saying ‘bahut hua’.”
‘For every scam, be it the VVIP Chopper of Submarine, their response is ‘hua toh hua’…the country’s reputation was at stake because of the Commonwealth Games scam but they said, ‘hua toh hua’.”
In case of 2G scam, telecom services became expensive but their response was the same, ‘hua toh hua’.
Taking a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the PM said, “Their speech begins with abuse. It is up to the people to decide whether they want to choose ‘gaali bhakti’ or ‘desh bhakti; for the country.”
Picking on Congress heavyweight in Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh, PM said, “Their arrogance became obvious when he didn’t go to vote…whereas everyone, from President to Vice-President has queued up to cast their vote.”
In the seventh phase, eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh will be voting in Indore, Ratlam, Khargone, Dewas, Ujjain, Dhar and Khandwa. In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won all eight seats. Later, Congress managed to wrest the Ratlam seat.
In the last phase on May 19, votes will be cast for 59 seats in eight states. In the seventh phase, 13 seats in Bihar, eight in Bihar, eight in Madhya Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, three in Jharkhand, 13 in Punjab, one in Chandigarh and four in Himachal Pradesh would be voting. The results will be on May 23.