LIVE: Congress believed in 'phone-banking' which destroyed the banks: PM Modi

New Delhi, Nov 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund here on Sunday slammed the Gandhis and said earlier Delhi had "remote-controlled" government. 

"Dr. Raman Singh Ji also faced a lot of challenges. For ten years, the Centre was ruled by a 'remote-control' government which never paid attention towards Chhattisgarh," said PM Modi. 

"Four generations of Congress ruled the country. What was the fate of people? They only thought about one family but never gave a thought about welfare of people. How can we trust them that they will fulfill aspirations of people now," he added. 

"Everyone knows what the Congress did to Sitaram Kesri Ji when he was the Congress party president. I challenge the Congress to appoint some able leader as their party president, who doesn't belong the family," said PM Modi. 

"Congress believed in 'phone-banking' which destroyed the banks. A phone call from them would get loans for the cronies cleared and the nation had to suffer," added PM Modi.