Rajasthan is sinking under Congress rule: Modi

Khetri, Nov. 25 : Continuing his tirade against the Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday said the development in Rajasthan has come to a standstill under the Ashok Gehlot Government regime.

Addressing a rally here, Modi criticised the Gehlot Government for shrinking tourism sector in the state and said that tourism industry, which adds to the revenue of the state has been badly hit because of poor governance.

'Due to poor policies of the Gehlot Government, number of tourists visiting the state is decreasing day by day. It is issue of serious concern,' he added.

Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Banswara District on Sunday, Modi said: 'The tribal population exists in this country since the time of Ramchandraji. It existed during the Independence struggle. Everyone but the Congress is aware of the existence of the tribes for centuries."

Reminding people of the steep rise in prices of basic commodities, Modi said that Congress leaders make big promises and they are masters in this.

"People must reply to Congress by not voting for them in the coming assembly election," he added.

Earlier, Modi has criticised the Rajasthan Government over poor roads, and lack of drinking water in the state.

Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Alwar District, Modi accused the Congress Government of harassing tribals by not providing them with clean drinking water.

"Rajasthan's Congress Government is number one when it comes to troubling tribals. They are also number one when it comes to supplying polluted drinking water," Modi said.

"If there is any state topping list in atrocities of tribal communities, it is this Congress-run Rajasthan Government. God save the country from Ashok Gehlot's ways of governance," he added.

He also attacked the state government for its poor performance on social indicators, including female foeticide and communal riots.

Targetting the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, Modi said all politicians debating on development are now forced to give the example of Gujarat.

"Wherever the election, the discussion always cites the Gujarat example," he said.

Rajasthan, which is currently governed by a Congress Government, votes for a new assembly on December 1. The counting of votes will take place on December 8.

--ANI (Posted on 25-11-2013)

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