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‘Congress spreading lies by hiring foreign agencies’

 New Delhi, April 26: Ruling out the possibility of a hung Assembly in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, accusing it of spreading lies by hiring “foreign agencies” and dividing societies over religion and caste. In a 40-minute interactive session with BJP candidates, state office bearers and leaders of Karnataka via his mobile app, he said the problems in Indian politics were due to the “sins” of the Congress. Unless the Congress culture was ended, the problems will not be solved. “If you analyse the last few elections, you will realise how a few political parties have indulged only in dividing societies. They (Congress) play politics on religion, caste and creed and have nothing to do with the politics of development,” he said adding that the BJP believed in the mantras of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’.

In an apparent attack on the Congress for declaring Lingayats a religious minority, Modi said that this was the working culture of the Congress in which they exploit emotions of a community before elections and forget it later. “They will never give an account of their work. They give lollipops to a certain community before elections and then forget them. When the new elections come they change their group of voters. “Can anyone deny that the mainstream politics of India is linked to the sins of the Congress? No on can deny this. This problem exists in other political parties too due to the political culture of the Congress. Political purity cannot be established till the Congress culture is finished from the mainstream,” he added in his video address from Delhi. Hitting out at the Congress for spreading “rampant” lies, Modi asked the party workers not to fall for the opposition’s falsehoods. “The Congress has resorted to rampant lying after a series of defeats in elections. Earlier, the Congress used to spread lies over five to 10 issues they raised. Now out of 50 issues, 40-45 are based on lies,” the Prime Minister said. (IANS)

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