Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the Congress to give an account of what the four generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family did for the nation before asking for an account of his government’s four-and-half-year rule.
Hitting out congress party and its chief PM Modi at a rally at Ambikapur in north Chhattisgarh said, “Why didn’t you do it for 100 years? You were around for four generations but why didn’t you do it? Can you answer that? Did you lay down water pipelines? Did your nana-nani, dada-dadi (grandparents) lay it down? And did Raman Singh come and destroy it? First you give us an account of why you did not do it. Then come and ask us why we couldn’t.”
“They (Congress) have kept the country in the dark with their lies which are ingrained in their minds,” he added.
He also alleged that the Congress party which had governed India for most of its independent history had strived to improve the fortunes of the Nehru-Gandhi family rather than the development of the country.
While addressing the election rally PM Modi reiterated its party slogan ‘Sabka Saath – Sabka Vikas’.
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2018
Daring the Congress to let someone outside the Gandhi family be the party president for at least five years, the 68-year-old leader said, only then would he believe that the its icon Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru created a truly democratic system.
“They (Congress) have kept the country in the dark with their lies which are ingrained in their minds,” he said.
The PM fired fresh ammo at the Congress over Shashi Tharoor’s ‘chaiwala’ remark.
“They say that because… of Pandit Nehru, this tea seller (Modi) has become Prime Minister… If you think that because of your principles, because of your contribution to the Constitution, (and) because of Pandit Nehru, Modi has become Prime Minister… (then) just once for at least five years make a good Congressman from outside your family the Congress president. I will admit that Pandit Nehru left behind such a democratic culture that a dedicated Congressman has been able to become Congress president,” Modi said.
He said, “…that a tea seller could become PM, they (Congress) are not willing to give credit to people. It is a result of their undemocratic mindset that for that too they need to credit Nehru. If you have faith in democracy, then the credit for a tea seller becoming PM doesn’t go to Modi, it goes to the awareness of my 1.5 crore people, it goes to their patriotism.”
These people still have not come to terms that I am the PM, it has been nearly four and a half years. They are still crying, how can a ‘Chaiwala’ become PM?. Now they say a ‘Chaiwala’ became PM because of one great person: PM Modi in Ambikapur #ChhattisgarhElections pic.twitter.com/ffYa3nBr7Z
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2018
Chhattisgarh is voting for its assembly elections in two phases where BJP’s Raman Singh is seeking a fourth term as Chief Minister. The first phase, held on Monday, saw an encouraging turnout of over 76 per cent despite Maoist threats. The second phase will be held next Tuesday. Results for the elections will declared on Dec 11, along with those for four other states.
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