Amid news of rape and corruption dominating the headlines the past few days, Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi said that the country is going through a difficult time. “Seeds of discord are being sown and our social fabric is being torn apart. Let us all unite to defeat this fear and hatred through love and compassion,” said Rahul Gandhi.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday advised the members of Bharatiya Janata Party and lawmakers to think twice sharing their views with the mainstream media. He said that the party members must be responsible before they speak to reporters. This would help avoid falsehoods and controversies, he said.

“Our party party has a wonderful opportunity to serve 125 crore Indians. No stone will be left unturned to fulfill the aspirations of our fellow citizens,” said Modi. “Don't blame media, we provide them ‘masala’,” he added.

Modi also added that overall development of the country is the party’s top priority. He said that the government is focusing on poor farmers in villages. He congratulated the MPs and MLAs who are committed to this agenda.

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