‘Chaiwala’ could become PM because Congress preserved democracy, says Mallikarjun Kharge

The Congress’ Maharashtra in charge, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that a “chaiwala” could become PM of the country because the party preserved democracy.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been asking, at every function, about what the Congress has done for the country in the past 70 years. A chaiwala like him (Modi) could become prime minister because we preserved democracy,” Kharge said.

He listed out various schemes of the BJP government and alleged that it had failed to perform on all fronts. “There has been consistent attacks on the character of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi. It is a deliberate attack by the BJP. The Congress is a family and we all are its members,” he said. “Modi speaks about the Emergency that happened 43 years back, but what about the unproclaimed Emergency in the last four years?

Farmers are committing suicide, agricultural schemes are failing, farmers are not getting new loans and trade is on the slow track,” he claimed.

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