New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked Congress party to compete with his government at the Centre while claiming that the NDA dispensation had done more in 4 years than what the main opposition party did when in power. “These elections are not about who would win or who won’t win. These elections are about welfare of the people of Madhya Pradesh,”Modi said, while addressing a public meeting in Shahdol district of poll bound state. Also Read - EU Stands With India in 'Challenging Time', Modi Says 'Collaboration Essential' to Stop Pandemic
He further added,”Pai-pai ka hisaab dena chahiye ki nahi dena chahiye? Ek hi parivaar ki chaar peediyon ne desh ko kya diya? Ek chaiwale ne chaar saal mein kya diya…Aao ho jaaye muqabala.” Also Read - Pressure Mounts on Modi Govt to Impose Nationwide Lockdown; Oppn Says Total Shutdown 'Inevitable'
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister challenged the grand old party to appoint someone from outside the Gandhi family as its chief. “I want to challenge them, let some good leader of Congress outside of the family become the party president for five years, then I will say that Nehru ji really created a truly democratic system there,” Modi had said while speaking at a rally in Ambikapur ahead of the second phase of polling in Chhattisgarh on November 20.
He also took a dig at Congress leader Shashi Tharoor over his ‘chaiwala’ remark, saying,“These people still have not come to terms that I am the PM, it has been nearly four and a half years. They are still crying, how can a ‘chaiwala’ become PM? Now they say a ‘chaiwala’ became the PM because of one great person.”
Notably, a single phase election for the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly will take place on November 28, 2018, the result of which will be announced on December 11, 2018, along with that of four other states Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram.