Kartarpur Went To Pak Due To Then Congress Leaders’ Lack Of Vision:Modi


HANUMANGARH (RAJASTHAN) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the proposed Kartarpur corri­dor linking Pakistan to India to hit out at the Congress on Tuesday and said the party will have to answer why this was not done 70 years ago.

Addressing an election rally at Hanumangarh in Rajasthan ahead of the elections in the state on De­cember 7, PM Modi said Kartarpur went to Pakistan due to the lack of vision and sensitivity of the then Congress leaders.

The foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Paki­stan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur dis­trict was laid last week.

According to PM Modi, Kartar­pur is in Pakistan today because the then Congress leaders had no idea about the importance of Guru Nanak Dev and had no respect for Sikh sentiments.

“The credit of the Kartarpur corridor goes to your vote. Correct­ing Congress mistakes was my des­tiny,” PM Modi said at the rally.

The headlines five years ago were about corruption and scams, the Prime Minister said.

“Have you seen any news of this kind in the last five years,” PM Modi asked. Focussing on farmers and their problems, he said his government wants to make farmers “energy givers” and asked them to install solar panels, use drip irrigation and other mod­ern methods of farming.

“The ‘naamdar’ does not know the difference between red and green chillies,” he said, hitting out at Congress president Rahul Gan­dhi, who he has often referred to as “naamdar” (dynast).

“If you tell him that farmers are getting high prices for red chilli as compared to green chilli, he’ll say farmers should grown red chillies,” he said, alleging that the Congress was responsible for the pain of farmers.

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