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PM Narendra Modi’s foreign tours do not benefit country: Sheila Dikshit

"Most of the time our Prime Minister lives in foreign countries and makes news. But his visits do not benefit the country in any way," Delhi's former CM Sheila Dikshit told Congress Seva Dal workers.

By: PTI | Unnao | Published: August 7, 2016 6:33 pm
Narendra Modi, Modi, Sheila Dikshit, Sheila dikshit Modi, Dikshit Modi, Sheila Modi, news, latest news, India news, Modi visit, national news, Uttar Pradesh news, Congress Seva Dal “Most of the time our Prime Minister lives in foreign countries and makes news. But his visits do not benefit the country in any way,” Delhi’s former CM Sheila Dikshit told Congress Seva Dal workers. (PTI photo)

Congress chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls Sheila Dikshit on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his foreign tours, saying these did not benefit the country in any way.

“Most of the time our Prime Minister lives in foreign countries and makes news. But his visits do not benefit the country in any way…He has made a lot of promises during polls but they were not fulfilled,” Dikshit told Congress Seva Dal workers in Unnao. Assembly elections in the state are due early next year and Congress has projected 78-year-old Dikshit, a Brahmin, as its Chief Minister face hoping to cash in on the community votes.

The Brahmin community, a traditional vote bank of Congress, had shifted allegiance to BJP in the aftermath of the Mandir-Mandal politics and a section in the party feels it should make efforts to win back the support of the community. A large chunk of Brahmin votes had also gone to Mayawati’s BSP in the past when she gave tickets to many candidates belonging to the community. The Brahmin’s support determines the poll outcome in several seats in central and eastern UP.

Clarifying that she was born in Punjab but belonged to Unnao, as it was the place of her in-laws, the three-time Delhi Chief Minister said she had started her politics from Kannauj. Highlighting her achievements as when she was the Chief Minister of Delhi, Dikshit said in her 15 years’ in power she tried to solve problems of Delhi and now she has came to UP with the same vision.

“Congress will deal with backwardness of the state during the past 27 years. When Congress used to rule UP, the state used to grab first and second slot and now the situation is well known to everyone,” she said.

Congress has been out of power for 27 years in Uttar Pradesh and is projecting that the state has gone from bad to worse in these years through a campaign, called ’27 Saal, UP Behaal’. Asked at a press conference later about the possibility of striking a pre or post-poll alliance, party leader Sanjay Sinh said his party would ally only with the people and added that there were no talks on those lines.

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  1. K
    Aug 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm
    Jawharlal Nehru was PM as well as Foreign Ministerlt;br/gt;Now our Foreign Minster is a a show piece , not allowed to work, but she does efficiently whatever she is allowedlt;br/gt;The tours are ,mainly to change the perception of post Godhra image in the international arena
    1. K
      Aug 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm
      Finally this corrupt woman has opened her mouth like the useless Sardar. None of them have anything to contribute towards India, all they do is poke fun of other people;s achievement. Foreign tours by the Sardarji and Bofor Queen did not get India anything.
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        jay desouza
        Aug 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm
        The old lady has developed dementia, (still better than Pappu.), good enough to lead Sonia chamchas.
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          Sankaran Krishnan
          Aug 8, 2016 at 10:42 am
          Yes she was telling about the trips of PMs of India under Congress rule and that too for the period between 2004 -2014 about MMS who had not accorded the way the present PM Modi had got overwhelming response not only from the Foreign Govt. but also by the Indian diaspora living in all those Countries and the benefits are seen even now and in the coming years ahead. We all know how she performed as Delhi CM and the way she lost with complete wash out and the same will it happen in UP also with complete wash out for the congress party with bad lady luck follows the women not only on her but also to Sonia hi !!!!
          1. Raj Patil
            Aug 8, 2016 at 4:32 am
            But definitely pappu's foreign visits benefits our country..
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