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Kartarpur In Pak Due To Lack Of Vision Of Then Congress Leaders: PM Modi

According to Modi, Kartarpur is in Pakistan today because then Congress leaders had no idea about the importance of Guru Nanak Dev and had no respect for Sikh sentiments.

Kartarpur In Pak Due To Lack Of Vision Of Then Congress Leaders: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi | File Photo
Kartarpur In Pak Due To Lack Of Vision Of Then Congress Leaders: PM Modi
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2018-12-04T14:29:41+05:30

With reference to Kartarpur corridor linking Pakistan with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress and said that the party stands answerable to why it was not done 70 years ago.

A long-pending demand of the Sikh community, foundation stone of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur- the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder Guru Nanak Dev - to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district was laid last week.

According to Modi, Kartarpur is in Pakistan today because then Congress leaders had no idea about the importance of Guru Nanak Dev and had no respect for Sikh sentiments.

"The credit of the Kartarpur corridor goes to your vote. Correcting Congress mistakes was my destiny," he said at the rally.

The headlines five years ago were about corruption and scams, the prime minister said. "Have you seen any news of this kind in the last five years," he asked.

Focussing on farmers and their problems, he said his government wants to make farmers "energy givers" and asked them to install solar panels, use drip irrigation and other modern methods of farming.

"The naamdar does not know the difference between red and green chillies," he said, hitting out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who he has often referred to as "naamdar" (dynast).

"If you tell him that farmers are getting high prices for red chilli as compared to green chilli, he'll say farmers should grown red chillies," he said, alleging that the Congress was responsible for the pain of farmers.

Assembly polls for 199 seats of the total 200 seats in Rajasthan are due on December 7.

Electioneering will conclude on December 5 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11.


(With inputs from PTI)

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