PM fires back at RaGa's 'country on fire' remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi during his Lok Sabha campaign kick-off in Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur. Responding to Gandhi’s “country will be on fire” if the BJP secures a third term, Modi slammed the Congress of desperation and urged people to reject the party completely.

“Congress’ shehzada has threatened, there will be fire if Modi gets another term in office. Staying out of power has made them so desperate that they are now talking about setting things on fire. Would you let them do it? Wouldn’t you punish them?” PM Modi said while accusing the party of trying to push the country towards instability and anarchy.

PM Modi also reiterated his commitment to combating corruption, emphasising that the crackdown on corrupt individuals will persist.

“Don’t you think the corrupt should go to jail? The corrupt are threatening and abusing me. But they can’t deter me. Action against each one of the corrupt will continue,” PM Modi said.

The prime minister’s remarks come amid opposition’s onslaught on the ruling party in the wake of the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and JMM leader Hemant Soren in connection with separate corruption cases.

Asking people to further strengthen him, PM Modi said he has guaranteed making India the third biggest economy in the world in his third term.

Modi’s guarantee means fulfilment of the guarantee, he said.

“Development happens when the intentions are right. Right intentions lead to good results,” the prime minister added.

Earlier on Sunday at a rally in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, Rahul Gandhi had said that if the BJP wins the election through “match-fixing” and changes the Constitution, then the country would be “set ablaze” and it would not survive.

Inputs from PTI

Harry Byrne

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