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Rajnath slams Congress at Gurugram rally

Rajnath slams Congress at Gurugram rally

Gurugram: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh targeted the Congress as he addressed a poll rally in support of BJP candidate Rao Inderjeet Singh here on Wednesday.

The minister targeted the opposition Congress and its leaders for allegedly trying to weaken laws on sedition at the rally in the Rajput-dominated village of Bhondsi in Gurugram district with the election campaign in Haryana scheduled to end on Friday.

"If BJP comes to power, we will make strong sedition laws to strengthen our country. In the last five years, the BJP government has cornered anti-national elements," Singh said.

He also pointed to some of the NDA government's schemes such as the 13 crore LPG connections to the poor, improved road networks, the prime minister's housing scheme, besides surgical strikes against Pakistan-based terrorists.

Singh slammed the opposition for asking for proof from the Modi government over the surgical strikes.

However, the villagers gave a lukewarm response to the minister's speech. Many said that the economic condition of farmers in Bhondsi and Sohna is good but they want jobs for the youth which has not happened in the last five years.

"We may support BJP candidate on the basis of caste but the schemes Rajnath Singh was mentioning in the rally have no meaning. Majority of the villagers in this region have sound financial condition and we do not require free LPG cylinders or low budget housing schemes, we want government jobs for our youth," said Satbir Raghav, a native of Bhondsi village.

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