In a no holds barred attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress party of supporting naxals and ruining Adivasi's lives.
Speaking at a rally in Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister said, “Why is Congress backing urban Maoists who live in AC surroundings, travel in big cars and have their children study abroad, but ruin lives of poor Adivasi youth?”
“I urge the people of Bastar to teach a fitting lesson to the Congress leaders, who on one hand try to shield the urban Maoists, and in Chhattisgarh, they speak about freeing the state from Maoists,” he added.
“For 10 years, Congress was at the Centre, but they never paid attention to the needs of Chhattisgarh and blocked all development for the state. They never thought of the region's progress,” said the PM.
Addressing his first election rally for the Assembly polls scheduled later this month, Modi said he will not rest till he fulfils late Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dreams for a prosperous Chhattisgarh.
"Will you forgive such people? These people will not win Chhattisgarh. I appeal to you to ensure that BJP wins all seats in the Bastar region. If anyone else wins, it will be a blot on Bastar's dreams," he added.
"I don't know why Congress makes fun of adivasis. Once I had gone for a rally to the Northeast of our country and there had worn a traditional adivasi headgear but Congress leaders made fun of that hat, it was an insult of adivasi culture," he said.
Referring to the recent death of mediapersons in Chhattisgarh, the PM added, "A brave and innocent cameraman from DD, Achutyanand Sahu was killed by Maoists. Recently our valiant jawans were also martyred in encounter with Maoists,&for Congress party these Maoists are revolutionaries? What sort of vocabulary is this?"