Congress believes in 'Atkana, Latkana and Bhatkana': PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2017 20:42 IST

Bidar (Karnataka), [India], October 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Congress party's working culture is only to stall the development work.

Addressing the public gathering here, the Prime Minister said: "The development projects that were stalled since the Congress rule are being completed now. The Congress' working culture is Atkana (to stall), Latkana (to delay) and Bhatkana (to mislead)."

Prime Minister Modi, who inaugurated the Bidar-Kalaburagi New Railway Line, said the project was initiated by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, but was stalled for so many years due to lack of efforts during the UPA term.

"The work which could have been done in three years took 20 years as it was stuck for several years," he added.

He appreciated Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa for his stand to complete the Bidar-Kalaburgi Rail line.

In his speech, the Prime Minister also noted that implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) was a collective decision of all the parties and that the government was open to incorporate changes to make the system better.

Prime Minister Modi also slammed the Congress for not taking stock of the flood situation in Gujarat.

"Gujarat was devastated by floods this year. But the Congress leaders instead of reaching out to the people there, preferred coming to Bengaluru," he added.

The Prime Minister further said that the initiatives of the government must benefit the common citizen and reach the last mile.

He further recounted the work of the NDA government such as providing power supply to rural areas and eliminating middlemen through direct benefit transfer scheme.

"Villages that did not have power for seven decades, now have access to power. We had announced that we'll bring electricity to 18,000 houses in 1000 days. It's not 1000 days yet and 15,000 houses have access to electricity," he said.

"We started direct benefit transfer scheme, through which beneficiaries have been benefited and middle-men have been eliminated. Around Rs 57,000 crore from the government revenue, which earlier went to the middlemen is now going directly to the rightful owner," he added.(ANI)