Modi calls Congress a sinking ship, accuses it of following political opportunism

Modi also addressed the issue of the Sutlej Yamuna Canal, arguing Punjab had the right to use water for irrigation and waters from the river that flow into Pakistan as waste would be brought to Punjab.

Modi calls Congress a sinking ship, accuses it of following political opportunism

Taking on Congress at a rally in Punjab ahead of assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the opposition party a “sinking ship” and people should not board it as it would not help them reach anywhere.

Addressing an election rally in Jalandhar, Modi accused the of following political opportunism to further its gains and it was a “thing of the past” which the people of Punjab must not trust, PTI reported.


''The Congress is like water and changes it shape to suit its political needs. It is a strange party. It tied up with the Left in West Bengal to survive in that State. Whatever they [Left] gave [as seats], it accepted...In Uttar Pradesh, it attacked the Samajwadi Party in its yatras. Then it went for a pact...It saw an opportunity after a feud in the SP...,” Modi was quoted by the news agency as saying.

Commenting on the issue of severe drugs use in the state, Modi said some people are taking politics to a new low by tarnishing the image of the youth of Punjab.

"The pride of Punjabis was tarnished by such statements and the Assembly polls in the State were the best way to reply to such remarks," he added.

Meanwhile,  Modi also talked about the issue of the Sutlej Yamuna Canal, arguing Punjab had the right to use water for irrigation and waters from the river that flow into Pakistan as waste would be brought to Punjab.

Claiming  that he had been facing “atrocities” for the past three month, Modi also referred to demonetisation, saying his drive against corruption is an apolitical affair aimed at ridding the country of black money.

"But people who have amassed illegal wealth in the past 70 years are worried and are attacking me as they are still unable to digest the decision,” he was quoted as saying.