Congress raised ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan, but poverty actually increased under its rule as it misguided people: PM Narendra Modi | India News

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BODELI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a swipe at the Congress over its past ‘Garibi Hatao‘ campaign, claiming that poverty actually increased under the grand old party’s rule as it only raised slogans and misguided people instead of doing any concrete work for them.
He was addressing a rally in Bodeli town of Chhotaudepur district in Gujarat, where assembly elections will be held in its second phase on December 5.
“For decades, Congress has been saying only one thing – Garibi Hatao (eliminate poverty). People gave you power to do that, but you were asking people to remove poverty. The only thing they did was to raise slogans, give promises and misguide people. That was the reason why poverty actually increased during its regime,” PM Modi alleged.
Due to the previous Congress-led government’s policies, poor citizens could not play an active role in the economy, he…

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