Lok Sabha Polls: PM Modi fires salvo at Congress in Sasaram rally; seeks votes for Chhedi Paswan

Sasaram (Bihar), May 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress of arrogance and said it attempted to erase the name of B.R. Ambedkar from history and insulted party veteran Jagjivan Ram.

Addressing an election meeting here, Modi said it was arrogance that the Congress had no regrets over the scams and corruption and the misery heaped on farmers during its rule.

“Congress ka Ahankar Satve Aasman pe hai” (Congress arrogance is at its peak),” he said.

Modi further said political leaders who had exploited the commoners were now abusing him. “Bihar’s people had voted them out and out of desperation they are abusing me.”

The Prime Minister appealed to the people to vote for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Chedi Paswan from Sasaram seat.

Modi said people’s love “is my real capital and I have been getting overwhelming blessings and support from people”.

PM Narendra Modi was in the Sasaram District was seeking support for Chhedi Paswan of Bharatiya Janata Party. Paswan who is seeking his fourth term from the Lok Sabha Seat is pitched against former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. The Seat is currently held by Chhedi Paswan who had in 2014 national elections defeated Meira Kumar with a slim margin of 60,000 votes.

PM Modi in the day also slated to address a rally in Chandigarh later in the day.

General Elections 2019 is being held across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. 59 seats under Phase-VI voted on May 12. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23.

Voting on the remaining 59 constituencies will be held in last and seventh phase of polling slated for May 19. Eight Lok Sabha Seats of the state including Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Pataliputra, Arrah, Buxar, Sasaram, Kurakat, Jahanabad will go to polls on May 19, during the last phase of elections.

Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar has forged an alliance with LJP and JD(U).

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