NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi-led Congress and said that that main opposition party of the country has forgotten the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi. The PM Minister expressed his strong views about Congress in a blog titled ”When a handful of salt shook an Empire!”.
“In many of his works, Gandhi Ji said that he does not believe in inequality and caste divisions. Sadly, Congress has never hesitated from dividing society. The worst caste riots and anti-Dalit massacres happened under Congress rule,” the PM wrote in the blog.
Quoting the ‘Father of The Nation‘ as saying that misgovernance and corruption always go together, PM Modi said while his government had “done everything” to punish the corrupt, “…the nation has seen how Congress and corruption have become synonyms. Name the sector and there will be a Congress scam- from defence, telecom, irrigation, sporting events to agriculture, rural development and more.”
He accused Congress leaders of “filling their own bank accounts and leading luxurious lifestyles at the cost of providing basic necessities to the poor”.
The PM also shared the link of his blog with millions of his followers on his Twitter handle.
PM Modi also referred to the Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government and said, ”A firm believer in democracy, Bapu said, ‘I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong.’ Ironically, Congress gave the nation the Emergency, when our democratic spirit was trampled over. The Congress misused Article 356 several times. If they did not like a leader, that Government was dismissed. Always eager to promote dynastic culture, Congress has no regard for democratic values.”
He quoted Mahatma Gandhi as saying: “I am sorry to have to say that many Congressmen have looked upon this item (Swaraj) as a mere political necessity and not as something indispensable…I would go to the length of giving the whole Congress a decent burial, rather than put up with the corruption that is rampant.”
The PM concluded by saying that “thankfully”, today the country has a government that is “working on Bapu’s path and a Jan Shakti that is fulfilling his dream of freeing India from the Congress Culture!”
”The choice is between Mahatma Gandhi’s India and Nathuram Godse’s India with love on one hand and hate on the other,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi had told his party’s booth workers on Monday, a day after the Lok Sabha polls were announced.