Sirsa | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a jibe at Congress saying that the party never made an effort to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

Addressing a rally in Haryana’s Sirsa on Saturday, PM Modi said that the Congress’ wrong policy was destroying the country.

“The Congress government continued to worsen the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. They never made efforts to solve the issues of Jammu and Kashmir. Wrong policy and strategy of Congress has destroyed the country,” said PM Modi in his address.

“Were people responsible to mark line of partition in 1947, didn't think that devotees shouldn't be kept away from Guru by four km? Should Congress government not have made effort to eliminate this distance? Congress and parties affiliated to its culture never respected Indians' culture,” PM Modi added.

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Speaking about Article 370, the Prime Minister said that the temporary provision lasted for more than 70 years.

“What was called temporary in Baba Ambedkar's constitution lasted for 70 years,” said PM Modi.

He also spoke about the Kartarpur corridor and said the government has decided that the new National Highway built from Kapurthala to Goindwal Sahib will be known as ‘Guru Nanak Dev ji marg’.

Targeting the Congress over the completion of the Kartarpur corridor, PM Modi said, “The Kartarpur corridor is almost complete now. This opportunity has come seven decades after independence, 70 years went by. What can be a bigger misfortune than this that we had to see a holy place from afar, through a pair of binoculars?”

“The distance and the obstacles between the holy place of our Guru Nanak Dev - Kartarpur Sahib and us, is now going to be eliminated. The helplessness to watch it through a pair of binoculars, for 70 years, is now being eliminated,” said PM Modi.

Saturday was the last of campaigning in Haryana. Polling will be done in Haryana on October 21, along with Maharashtra, and the fate of the candidates will be revealed on October 24.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma