Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of overtly supporting forces which might be out to complete the id of Assam tea and destroy the tea business.
Addressing an election rally on this Upper Assam city, a day after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi interacted with tea backyard staff, Modi alleged that the occasion is enjoying with the “pride and glory” of the oldest business of the state.
He mentioned a toolkit lately sought to defame Assam tea, well-known the world over, and Yoga, the legacy of our historic saints, as a part of a “conspiracy”.
You must have heard about a toolkit…, asks PM Modi in Assam
“A conspiracy was hatched against Assam tea. You must have heard about a toolkit. It sought to destroy the tea gardens of Assam. No Indian will allow that,” he mentioned.
The prime minister was apparently referring to Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg’s controversial toolkit, which she tweeted after which deleted, outlining methods during which individuals can take part within the farmers protest.
One of the factors reportedly talked about there was to “disrupt yoga and chai image of India in general”.
“Congress is supporting such forces. And whereas doing so it has the temerity to return right here and search votes of the tea backyard staff. They have fallen so low
Who can perceive issues of tea staff higher than a chaiwala: Modi in Assam
“Who can understand the problems of tea workers better than a ‘chaiwala’,” Modi mentioned referring to his humble background when as a small boy he used to promote tea at a railway station and on trains in his native Gujarat.
He additionally mentioned a few days in the past the Congress had circulated images of Sri Lankan tea gardens and earlier than that of Taiwan, passing them off as tea gardens of Assam.
“A mistake can happen once, but when it has been repeated, it shows the mentality. This is injustice and insult to the beautiful land of Assam,” the prime minister mentioned.
“The mask is off the faces of those who talk of Asssam’s ‘asmita’ (identity),” the prime minister mentioned, attacking the Congress.
(With inputs from PTI)