SP, Congress will gift people’s property to those who do ‘vote jihad’: PM Modi in UP’s Hamirpur

Addressing a rally, Modi cautioned people against the "intentions" of the two Opposition allies in Uttar Pradesh.

ByPTI

Published May 17, 2024 | 6:55 PMUpdatedMay 17, 2024 | 6:55 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public meeting at Boppudi in the Chilakaluripeta Assembly Constituency of in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, 17 March, 2024.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, 17 May, that Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress will use people’s votes to come to power and then gift a part of their property to those who carry out “vote jihad” for them.

Addressing a rally in Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, Modi cautioned people against the “intentions” of the two Opposition allies in Uttar Pradesh.

“Today I have come to caution you against the SP and the Congress. They will take your vote, but after coming to power, they will distribute these gifts to those who do vote jihad for them,” he said.

“This time, the SP and the Congress have made their intentions clear even before the elections. The Congress is saying that it will investigate everyone’s property. Then they will give a part of your property to the vote bank that does vote jihad for them,” he said.

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The ‘vote jihad’

While addressing a rally on 29 April, SP functionary and Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s niece, Maria Alam, called for “vote jihad” in favour of the INDIA bloc candidate from the Farrukhabad Lok Sabha seat, Naval Kishore Shakya.

Modi has been hitting the INDIA bloc hard over “vote jihad” since then.

Virtually going all guns blazing at the Congress in Bundelkhand over Article 370 and its threat that Pakistan has the atom bomb, Prime Minister Modi said he will tell the Congress that they should come to this land of Bundelkhand and see what bravery is.

“The Congress is saying that they will bring back Article 370 in Kashmir. These days Congress is threatening that we should be afraid of Pakistan because it has the atomic bomb. I want to tell the Congress that they should come to this land of Bundelkhand and see what bravery is,” he said.

“They say that Pakistan has a nuclear bomb, but those giving these threats do not know that it does not even have the money to maintain it. They say it has missiles. The defence corridor we are building in Bundelkhand is not for making firecrackers but for making missiles,” Modi added.

There are 11 candidates in the poll fray in Hamirpur. The main contest is between BJP’s Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel and SP’s Ajendra Singh Lodhi. Hamirpur will vote in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on 20 May.

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