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PM slams Rahul for quizzing his knowledge on Hinduism, says it will not help him win elections

Addressing a poll-rally in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, PM Modi said; "Now, this naamdaar (Rahul Gandhi) is saying that I do not have knowledge on Hinduism. Will this even determine the voting process in Rajasthan".

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Jodhpur Updated on: December 03, 2018 23:51 IST
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PM Modi slams Rahul Gandhi for quizzing his knowledge on Hinduism

Further intensifying his attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who had accused him of not knowing anything about Hinduism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a 'naamdar' (dynast) was claiming to know all about Hinduism when even saints and seers don't make such claims and he was just a 'kaamdaar' (worker).

Addressing a poll-rally in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, PM Modi said; "Now, this naamdaar (Rahul Gandhi) is saying that I do not have knowledge on Hinduism. Will this even determine the voting process in Rajasthan".

Modi has often referred to  Congress President Rahul Gandhi as 'naamdaar'.

"Hinduism and Hindutva are ancient ideologies that are so rich that I can never know the entire thing. Many learned men and intellectuals also don't claim that they know the entire thing. However, the Congress seems to know what the greatest intellectuals don't", he added.

In a blistering attack at the Congress party, PM Modi said that it has become a university for spreading lies and falsehood.

"The Congress party has become a university for spreading lies and falsehood. When anyone gets admission to do Ph.D and those who are more proficient in speaking lies get higher marks, they are given a new position and degree", he said.

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Continuing his attack on the Nehru-Gandhi family, PM Modi alleged that the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru did nothing for restoration of Somnath Temple but had objected to the then president Rajendra Prasad's visit to the shrine after it got reconstructed by Sardar Patel despite protests. 

Modi also referred to Nehru wearing a rose on his jacket, saying he knew about rose and the gardens but not about the farming because of which the farmer community had to face the hardships.

He said the Congress needed to give an account of the rule by four generations of the Gandhi family.

Asserting that BJP will retain power in Rajasthan, PM Modi said the Congress party was highly mistaken if they believed that they would win the state Assembly polls "on the basis of lies."

"They were thrown out from other states and they will also face the same fate here," the Prime Minister said. He added that the Congress does not believe in the politics of progress and development, and only concentrates on professing caste-based politics.

Taking on the Congress for not prioritising cleanliness drives in the country when they were in power at the Centre, Prime Minister Modi asserted that the party never spoke on the topic before in the last 70 years.

Highlighting the works done by BJP government in Rajasthan under the 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan', Prime Minister Modi said, "I started the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, which not only cleaned the country but also generated employment. When I came to power, I didn't promise to construct hotels. Instead, I promised to construct toilets. In Rajasthan alone, 80 lakh toilets have been constructed so far."

Lauding the Bishnoi community in Jodhpur for laying down their lives for the protection of the environment, Prime Minister Modi said, "When the people didn't know about climate change ages back, it was this community who really cared for our environment. It is because of them that India today has won the 'Champion of the Earth' award." He also informed that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved 7000 megawatts of solar energy project in the state.

Prime Minister Modi went on to say that while the Congress harboured loan defaulters, the BJP made stringent laws under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, under which Rs 3 lakh crore have been recovered.

The 200-member Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled to go to polls on December 7. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.

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