New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Just days before the polling for the forthcoming Assembly Elections in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a stinging attack at Opposition and claimed that there is a ‘political design’ behind the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Jamia and Shaheen Bagh.

Addressing his first election rally for the upcoming assembly polls in the national capital, PM Modi accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress of provoking people and said that Constitution and tricolour are being kept in front and attention is being diverted from the real conspiracy.

“Be it Seelampur, Jamia or Shaheen Bagh, protests held over the past several days regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act. Is this just a coincidence? No. This is an experiment. There is a political design behind this which has plans to destroy harmony in country,” PM Modi said.   

The Prime Minister further said that the Supreme Court and the High Court have expressed their displeasure over violence and arson during demonstrations but the state government has not taken any step to control the agitation.

“These people were doubting ability of our forces during surgical strikes. Do citizens of Delhi want such people in power? These people are saving those who want to break India into pieces. There is a political design behind all these protests including Jamia and Shaheen Bagh,” said PM Modi.

First time in history, Oppn has complaint with Centre as we took many major decisions: PM Modi

PM Modi also citied the various decisions taken by his government -- including the scrapping of Article 370, Citizenship (Amendment) Act, completing Kartarpur corridor, resolving India-Bangladesh border issue -- and said that it is for the first time in the country that the opposition has a complaint with a government.

The Prime Minister also said that BJP’s top priority is serving the nation and fulfil the people's aspirations.

“Today, for the first time in the history of the country, the opposition has a complaint with a government. What is the complaint? They say that Modi is so fast? Just work slowly, why are you taking big decisions one after the other? What is the need for it?,” PM Modi said.  

PM Modi attacks AAP for blocking Centre’s scheme in Delhi

PM Modi also attacked the AAP government for not implementing various schemes of the Centre in the national capital, saying that they are continuing to put obstacles in welfare work and don't know anything except playing politics. He further attacked Arvind Kejriwal for removing AAP’s old manifesto from its website.

“21 days ago the AAP party removed its old manifesto from its website. Because people were watching what they promised and how many of these were fulfilled,” PM Modi said.

He also said that the BJP-led Central government will provide 'pucca' houses to all poor families by 2022. “We delivered on our promise to people of Delhi that we will regularise unauthorised colonies,” he said.

Union Budget 2020 will help in creating new job opportunities, says PM Modi

Speaking about the Union Budget 2020-21 that tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, PM Modi said that it will benefit the youth of Delhi, traders of Delhi, the middle class, poor and women.

The Prime Minister said that the budget will take care of the middle-class and the government has now given the option of a new slab of tax.

“There was a complaint from traders of country, including Delhi, that they face pressure from tax authorities. So we started Indirect Tax Settlement Scheme last year.After this, there was demand that such a scheme be started for Direct Taxes. In this budget, we fulfilled this,” PM Modi said.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma