Congress misused public funds, says PM Modi

Takes dig at Manmohan: ‘With a PM from the state for 10 years, I thought Assam would have no problems’

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published:January 20, 2016 1:00 am
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Sounding the poll bugle for the upcoming Assam assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hit out at the Congress, which has been in power in the state for 15 years.

At rallies in Kokrajhar and Guwahati, Modi, referring to former PM Manmohan Singh, said, “Why is the Congress accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre for Assam’s problems? Hasn’t the Congress been in power here for 15 long years? With a prime minister from the state for 10 long years, I thought Assam would have no problems left.”

He also ridiculed the Congress for becoming “nervous and restless” over his Assam visit. “I was not thinking of elections when I originally set my programmes in Guwahati and Kokrajhar. Only when I saw that there was a storm in the Congress and they began feeling tense after hearing about my visit, that I realised that assembly elections are round the corner,” Modi said.

“If Assam has so many problems, then who is responsible? The Congress has been in power for 15 years, an Assam MP was PM for 10 years, and now they are asking me questions,” said the PM, taking a swipe at hoardings attacking him, put up by the Congress in the state.
“They should first give details of how they spent funds in the last 15 years. Only after that should they ask about my 15 months. I have seen the number of problems listed by the Congress. But isn’t that proof of the Congress government’s failure?” he said.

The reality, Modi said, was that there had been misappropriation of funds during the Congress tenure in the state. “Where have the funds gone? Misuse must stop. The people’s money has been looted for long. Now that the Ministry for Development of Northeastern Region has started asking for utilisation certificate of funds for every scheme, they have not been able to continue the loot,” he said.

“The Congress doesn’t give details of funds spent, and complains when the Centre asks for it. That is why they don’t like me. The Assam government must give details of the funds spent. In fact, all Northeastern states must give details. After all, it is people’s money,” Modi said.

Modi also quoted Rajiv Gandhi, saying that for every rupee spent by the government, only 15 paise reaches the people. “How does a rupee become 15 paise? Funds come, but are not seen being spent on the ground,” he said.

“Blaming me is injustice. They are trying to mislead you,” he said.

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    Major
    Jan 19, 2016 at 10:51 pm
    If Modi knows that the Congress misused the public funds he should either consute a CBI enquirer or lodge a FIR. Why rant on a public platform?
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      Kamalakanta
      Jan 21, 2016 at 9:39 am
      Being in 15 years in power in Gujarat , NAMO could not improve the literacy rate in Gujarat ( ) We must not forget that am has lot of border problem, refugee problem, insurgency problem regular flood problem and many such problems ( ) PM should not criticize only for vote ( )
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        Anand
        Jan 21, 2016 at 1:08 am
        We all know that but need a action to sent all garbage Congress men behind the bar...
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          anchal shri
          Feb 24, 2016 at 4:18 am
          अगर देश की सरकार रोड के किनारे किनारे फल का पेड़ लगवाये तो और उस पेड़ का फल कोई भी व्यक्ति खा सकता हो गरीब अमीर सब लोग ऐसा नियम बना हो,तो गरीब लोग जो इस बात को सोचकर फल नहीं खरीदते हैं कि फल मैहगा हैं,जितने पैसे में यह फल खरीदेंगे उतने पैसे में दो दिन का खाना हो जाएगा,तो गरीब लोग भी फल खा सकेगे और उनके बच्चों का सेहत भी अच्छा रहेगा,अगर सरकार रोड के किनारे किनारे फल का पेड़ लगवाये तो,ये मेरी सोच है दोस्तों और आप कया सोचते हैं यह पढ़ कर ये आवश्यक लिखे धन्यवाद!
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            SK
            Jan 20, 2016 at 3:33 am
            What about Rahul, his mission is to find some issue and go there to protest. He did not go to west Bengal, is not that strange or he was away on drug treatment.
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              Insaan
              Jan 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm
              and the Congress government problem! He is there to fix all the problems and needs help from the local people.
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                JAGAN
                Jan 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm
                Modiji, Ye sab rally ke liye paisa kaha se aatha he? LPG ka Subsidy ka paisa tho nahi?
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                  Kalyan K.Janakiraman
                  Jan 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm
                  Thank u modiji for taking on cong misule
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                    kulaputra kulaputra
                    Jan 22, 2016 at 12:24 am
                    Kha-ngress has kept entire communities illiterate in the country for 60 years. Please do criticise and do something about it
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                      kulaputra kulaputra
                      Jan 22, 2016 at 12:25 am
                      Your upama would have made Kalidasa commit suicide
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                        madan gupta
                        Jan 21, 2016 at 12:21 am
                        इस को कोइले को दलाली में जेल भेजो. यह गूंगा जरुर था पर हिस्सा पूरा लिया है.
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                          madan gupta
                          Jan 20, 2016 at 2:03 am
                          मन मोहन सिंघ बहुत बड़े कोइले के स्कैम में हिस्सेदार था, इस को तो जेल में होना चाहिए था.
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                            mumbikar
                            Jan 20, 2016 at 3:33 am
                            this man has started his fake stories again !!!!! he tried it with Bihar, he got smashed, he got smashed in varanasi in the local polls !!!! BJP and RSS are getting smashed left, right and center !!!! our country and youth regret voting for this man and his lies !!!
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                              Modi Sucks
                              Jan 23, 2016 at 5:01 am
                              Modi govt has proven that Congress was not corrupt. Not even a single corruption investigation. MuckFodi stop licking Congi arr$e
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                                Rajiv Pande
                                Jan 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm
                                Let us not forget the communal violence of 2012 under Congress rule in am.
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                                  seenivasan
                                  Jan 21, 2016 at 8:27 am
                                  PM Modiji is correct as long as congress is in power wherever they have looted ?
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                                    Chitra Ahluwalia
                                    Jan 19, 2016 at 11:28 pm
                                    Now modi cant fool people and his personal advisor's, Jaitly and Amit Shah should have realised that by now. he should tell what his MP's have done , everyone knows what congress is doing from last 15 years and that was the reason they voted for you. Stop asking questions to hide your shame and start answering provided you have something to say except getting involved in student affairs and creating problematic policies for non Hindus.
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