New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India’s institutions have been the biggest casualty of dynastic politics.
This comes amid attack by the Congress alleging that the Modi government has been weakening the institutions. PM Modi has reacted to the criticism saying, “Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi called the Planning Commission led by Dr. Manmohan Singh, ‘A bunch of jokers’. This comment gives you a glimpse of how Congress treats government institutions.”
In his latest attack on the Congress, Modi on Wednesday wrote in his blog that the people voted decisively in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls for “honesty over dynasty” and “development over decay”.
“As you go to vote- remember the past and how one family’s desire for power cost the nation so greatly. If they could do it then, they can surely do it now. Eternal vigilance remains the price of liberty,” he said.
Modi said further, “The sense of entitlement can be seen in their conduct towards routine legal processes. At present, their top leadership is on bail vis-a-vis a major scam. When the authorities seek to question them on their dealings, they do not even bother to reply. Are they scared of accountability or do they not believe in it?”
Modi hits out at Cong for their contempt for the courts
Modi also hit out at Congress for their “contempt for the courts”.
“Congress’ modus operandi is simple- reject, discredit and threaten. If a judicial verdict goes against them, they reject it, then they discredit the judge and thereafter, talk about bringing impeachment motions against the judge,” said PM Modi in his blog.
He also criticised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over the “ordinance tearing” incident of 2013.
PM Modi said, “A policy decision taken by no less than the Union Cabinet was torn into pieces by someone who was not a member of any ministry and that too, in a press conference.”
Gandhi had stepped in to stop an ordinance meant to save the convicted public representatives from disqualification.
Modi cited the creation of the National Advisory Council led by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
He said, “The NAC was created as a body parallel to the Prime Minister’s Office. And then, Congress talks about institutions?”
PM Modi highlighted, in his blog post, the BJP-led government’s achievements in the last five years.