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Business News/ Politics / News/  'Congress will snatch your wealth and distribute among those with more children', says PM Modi; Opposition fumes
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'Congress will snatch your wealth and distribute among those with more children', says PM Modi; Opposition fumes

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that the Congress wants to take away the gold and property of people and distribute it among ‘those having more children’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bow and an arrow during a public meeting in Banswara on Sunday. (ANI)Premium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bow and an arrow during a public meeting in Banswara on Sunday. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused the Congress of wishing to take away the gold and property of people and distribute it among “those having more children". The remarks — made during a poll rally in Rajasthan on Sunday — has prompted a sharp rebuttal from the Congress. 

“Congress manifesto says that it will calcuate the gold owned by our mothers and sisters, collect information and then distribute to those...whom former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that Muslims have the first right on country's wealth. They will check how much gold our sisters own, how much silver tribal families have, and how much money government employees have there," the Prime Minister alleged. 

He cited the Congress manifesto to assert that the “gold owned by our sisters would be equally distributed". Modi also claimed that the "royal family" of the party would not be in a position to vote for it as Congress wass not contesting the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat.

“Does the government have the right to take your hard-earned property? The gold is not just for showing, it is a woman's self-esteem. The value of 'Mangalsutra' is not just limited to the price of gold, but it is connected with their dreams. You (Congress) are talking about taking it away?" he asked.

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The Opposition party meanwhile insisted that the Congress manifesto had made no such claim. 

“After the disappointment in the first phase of voting, the level of Narendra Modi's lies has fallen so much that out of fear, he now wants to divert the attention of the public from the issues. Trends have started coming in regarding the immense support that Congress's 'Revolutionary Manifesto' is receiving. The country will now vote on its issues, vote for its employment, its family and its future. India will not go astray!" tweeted Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi in Hindi. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 21 Apr 2024, 11:19 PM IST
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