Elections 2022 Highlights: While addressing a rally in Punjab’s Pathankot ahead of the February 20 Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party, alleging that they are “partners in crime”. “One party has pushed Punjab’s youth into drugs, the other has pushed Delhi into liquor…Despite being two sides of the same coin, both these parties are doing WWF in Punjab. In Delhi, AAP only could form the government with the Congress’s support. If Congress is original, this other party is its photocopy,” Modi said. He added that both the parties had opposed the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and have questioned the capabilities of our soldiers.
He stated that Congress had raised doubts over the army’s capabilities during the Pulwama attack, so voters must decide if they “trust the security of a border state like Punjab in such people’s hands.” He added, “Wherever BJP develops a firm foot in a state, people running the governments through remote-control from Delhi get washed out from that state.” The PM urged voters in Punjab to allow him and the BJP party to serve the state, saying that BJP has ensured peace and development in the state at the cost of the party.
With just days to go before the Punjab polls, Congress leaders Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi offered their prayers at the birthplace of Sant Ravidas in Seer Goverdhanpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on his birth anniversary on Wednesday. The party has said Priyanka would continue with her campaign after participating in the Ravidass Jayanti celebrations.