Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said had there been no Sardar Patel, people would have required a Pakistani visa to go to Hyderabad. Addressing an election rally in Mahabubnagar, PM Modi recalled the role played by India’s first home minister in the merger of then Hyderabad State with the Indian Union.
He reiterated that if Sardar Patel had been India’s first Prime Minister, then the condition of farmers would not have deteriorated to such an extent. PM Modi said BJP remained committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022. He said the second dream of the party was to ensure that every family in the country has its own house by 2022.
He said the government would not only build these houses but ensure water, electricity and gas connections along with the toilet facility. He alleged that Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samithi have colluded. He said they were engaged in shadow-boxing because they have the common goal and have the same character. PM Modi said both the parties were family-centric and resort to casteism and vote bank politics.