Congress usurped subsidy of Rs 57000 crore: Modi


Campaigning for Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh to conclude tomorrow

The counting of votes will take place on December 18.

"Modi ji has affected the apple growers, farmers and those involved in the tourism industry", Gandhi told an election rally in Paonta Sahib town in Sirmaur district ahead of the November 9 assembly polls. Mr Modi, who addressed three rallies in the hill state at Una, Palampur and Kullu, continued his attack on the Congress, and said: "The Congress has left the ground and run away". As on one side, incumbent Congress leader Virbhadra Singh accused of corruption but still fighting for the enormous battle of Himachal Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the previous Congress-led UPA government for abusing subsidy of Rs 57,000 crore meant for the poor. "Modi has never spoken on Narayan Rane, the Badals (in Punjab) or Anurag Thakur's Himchal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA)", the Congress vice-president said at a rally in Chamba.

The 68-member Himachal Assembly will go to polls on November 9.

"The Congress and corruption are inseparable, they are like a tree and its roots".

"My fight against corruption will continue". The Congress can not scare me by burning my effigies. He also called upon PM Modi to reveal to the nation where the "black money" recovered during demonetisation was and warned the people to beware of BJP claiming that false promises and steps like demonetisation and GST were the real face of the saffron party. But, Modi said, he would miss the fun of fighting an election as Congress has already left the battlefield. "The prime duty of the prime minister should be job creation for the unemployed youths", he said, adding that it was not being done which was a betrayal. He said that it is not the Congress that is claiming the data, but according to the reports released by the Central government, in past five years, more than 60,000 people were employed in Himachal, whereas even though the state is bigger in strength, less than 10,000 were employed in Gujarat.

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