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Gujarat elections: Kharge takes a dig at PM, says, 'You may be poor but I am untouchable'

Addressing a public rally at Dediapada in the tribal-dominated Narmada district in Gujarat, where Assembly elections are scheduled for December 1 and 5, Kharge said he comes from the "poorest of the poor and (belongs to) untouchable caste".

India TV News Desk Edited By: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: November 28, 2022 15:07 IST
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge
Image Source : PTI Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over 'poor' status and dubbed him a "chieftain of liars" who tries to gain sympathy by calling himself poor and claiming that people abuse him.

Addressing a public rally at Dediapada in the tribal-dominated Narmada district in Gujarat, where Assembly elections are scheduled for December 1 and 5, Kharge said he comes from the "poorest of the poor and (belongs to) untouchable caste".

"Modiji and (Union Home Minister Amit) Shah ask what Congress did in 70 years? Had we not done anything in 70 years, you would not have got democracy. And people like you who always claim to be poor. I am also poor. I am from the poorest of the poor. I come from the untouchable caste. At least people drink your tea. People do not even drink my tea," he said. Kharge alleged that PM Modi was trying to gain sympathy by playing a victim card.

 

"Instead of bringing change in the state, they (BJP) changed the CM, and three CMs were changed in six years. That means they (BJP govt) haven't done any work in the state," he said.

"BJP's national leaders are roaming from ward to ward in Gujarat. Even after 27 yrs of rule PM, Union HM & their other states' CMs are coming here & giving provocative speeches while misleading the people. There must be fear behind that," he added.

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