New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on Congress, on the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s 1930 Dandi March, saying that the anti-thesis of Gandhian thought is grand old party’s culture. The Prime Minister in his blog titled –‘When a handful of salt shook an Empire‘ accused the Congress party of dividing society and claimed worst caste riots and anti-Dalit massacres happened under its regime.
Listing a point-by-point contrast of Gandhi’s thoughts and “Congress culture”, PM Modi wrote,”In many of his works, Gandhi Ji said that he does not believe in inequality and caste divisions. Sadly, the Congress has never hesitated from dividing society. The worst caste riots and anti-Dalit massacres happened under Congress rule.”
The Prime Minister claimed that Gandhi wanted the Congress to be disbanded, especially after 1947′ because he understood the party’s culture very well.
Referring to the 1975 Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government, PM, “A firm believer in democracy, Bapu said, ‘I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong.’ Ironically, the 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.”
“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,” he further quoted Gandhi as saying.
Notably, the Prime Minister’s attack on Congress party comes on a day when Congress Working Committee (CWC) is scheduled to hold meeting in his home state Gujarat to discuss strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and all senior party leaders including newly appointed general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is expected to attend the high-profile meet.