Country suffered due to 'remote control', Assam should not: PM

Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country has suffered due to 'backseat driving' and 'remote control' and warned people of the northeastern state of Assam against an unstable government in the state
Country suffered due to 'remote control', Assam should not: PM
PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi

Addressing a poll meeting here, he asked the people to elect a BJP-led government with absolute majority and defeat the forces which were spreading rumours to create political instability in Assam and stop the state from embarking on the path of development
Attacking former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement that his government believed in more work than mere talk, Modi said, "What he said was true and the scams of his period have started speaking now."
"Manmohanji ne kahan ki zubaan se zyada kaam bolta hain aur ab toh aapka kaam bolne laga hain. Yeh toh saach hain ki paap bolte hain aur ab toh parche khulne lage hain aur sab pareshan hain (Manmohanji had said that work speaks more than words and now their work has started speaking. It is true that sins do speak, now the results of their misdeeds are out and all are disturbed)," he said.
In an apparent dig at Singh, Modi said the nation has suffered enough from 'backseat driving' and asked people not to hand over the 'remote control' into anyone's hands.
"There are some people who are getting greedy that they will take advantage of a hung assembly and claiming they will run business. Should this be allowed? 
"The country has suffered enough from this backseat driving. Should Assam be allowed to be destroyed through this backseat driving? They are not interested in the country
Don't give the remote control into anyone's hands," he said
BJP had repeatedly alleged that the previous Manmohan Singh Government was being run by "remote control" and that there were "two power centres" with Congress President Sonia Gandhi taking all important decisions
During UPA-I, it had alleged that the Left which was providing crucial outside support was indulging in backseat driving
Two persons had been convicted in the coal scam and those involved in other scams like 2G during UPA rule would not be spared, Modi said
Hitting out at chief minister Tarun Gogoi, he said governance has been hit due to corruption and nepotism.
"We are concerned about the sons and daughters of Assam, not the sons and daughters of a select few," he said, taking a dig at Gogoi, whom he accused of being busy only in "settling" his son.

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