New Delhi: In his campaign for coming Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at the Congress through a blog post on ‘Institutional respect and institutional contempt – Two contrasting approaches’. In the post, the PM writes about how ‘one family’s desire for power cost nation greatly’.
Tweeting a link to the blog, the PM said, “The biggest casualty of dynastic politics are institutions. From the press to Parliament. From soldiers to free speech. From the Constitution to the courts. Nothing is spared. Sharing some thoughts.”
In his post, he writes, “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.
He adds, “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?”
On how the courts functioned during Congress rule, the PM says, “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.”
Meanwhile, the Congress has reacted to PM’s blog. Party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “The BJP has systematically attacked every institution in the last five years, including the media. The Prime Minister should stop thinking people are fools and understand that they see through this.”
Congress leader Tariq Anwar said, “Narendra Modi Ji is saying this as he does not come from a dynasty. How can one who who does not come from a dynasty say this? Tell me one profession where dynasty is not encouraged.”