Congress culture is antithesis of Gandhian thought: Modi

New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2019

PM hits out at the “dynasty culture” as partyconducts CWC meet on his home turf

Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi using the anniversary of Dandi March to challenge the BJP on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home turf in Ahmedabad was met with a sharp response from Modi. He remarked that it was precisely because Mahatma Gandhi wanted to snuff out such “dynasty and anti-democratic culture” that he wanted the Congress to be disbanded.

Describing the Congress of today as an antithesis of Mahatma’s vision, Modi said it is the BJP and not the Congress which is following Gandhian ideology and thought.

In a blog post to mark the 89th anniversary of the Dandi March, he said, Gandhi “taught us to think of the plight of the poorest person” and “we have seen and thought about how our work impacts that person.”

“I am proud to say that in all aspects of our government’s work, the guiding consideration is to see how it will alleviate poverty and bring prosperity. Sadly, the antithesis of Gandhian thought is the Congress culture,” Modi said.

The PM said: “While Gandhi did not believe in inequality and caste divisions, sadly, the Congress has never hesitated from dividing the society.”

“The worst caste riots and anti-Dalit massacres happened under the Congress rule,” he alleged in the blog post.

“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 many more,” he said.

Modi also claimed that while ‘Bapu’ (Mahatma Gandhi) despised dynastic politics, “dynasty first” is the way for the Congress today.

Hitting out at the Opposition party on the issue of people’s rights, he said Gandhi believed that democracy gives the weak the same chance as the strong, but the Congress “gave the nation the emergency.”

“Gandhi-ji had understood the Congress culture very well, which is why he wanted the it to be disbanded, especially after 1947,” he said in the post, adding “today we have a government at the Centre that is working on Bapu’s path.”

Published on March 12, 2019

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