- PM Modi is campaigning in Himachal Pradesh ahead of the assembly polls
- He accused Congress of corruption and politics based on caste, dynasty
- He rapped Rahul Gandhi for speaking to China during the Doklam standoff
PM Modi also accused the Congress and its top leaders of questioning the BJP government on matters "that any Indian would be proud of."
"The entire nation is witness to how the Doklam issue was dealt with, but the Congress even questioned that...Someone born in a family which has ruled for decades doesn't believe his own Army and agencies? Instead, he meets China's envoy and asks about Doklam," the Prime Minister said, a reference to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's meeting with Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui in July this year, which put his party in a spot; it first denied the meeting took place and then had to confirm it amid taunts from the BJP.
The BJP, asserted the Prime Minister, is set to win back Himachal. "I can sense the love you all have for the BJP. In fact, I was telling my colleagues, why do you want to send me...We are winning Himachal anyway. People in Himachal love their local BJP leaders so much that I am not required," said the Prime Minister, whose party has departed from its usual practice and has named a chief ministerial candidate in Prem Kumar Dhumal.
Himachal Pradesh, which has 68 assembly seats, votes in a single phase on November 9. Votes will be counted on December 18.
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