New Delhi, February 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi over his elevation at Congress president. Without taking Shehzad Poonawalla‘s name, Modi said even one youngster raised his voice against the elevation process. Also Read - Vaccine Strategy or Another Lockdown? PM Modi to Chair All-party Meet Today as COVID Cases Surge
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“In December, did we witness an ‘election’ or coronation for the post of Congress President? One youngster raised his voice about this as well,” Modi said in the Lok Sabha while speaking on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address. (Also read: Rahul Gandhi Now Congress President: The Journey of a ‘Reluctant Politician’) Also Read - Karnataka Minister Makes Shocking Remark, Says Farmers Who Die by Suicide Are Cowards
Rahul took over the reins of the 132-year-old party from his mother Sonia Gandhi on December 16, 2017. He was elected unopposed to the post as no one filed nomination against the Amethi MP for the party’s president post. “89 nomination proposals were received, all were valid. Since there was only one candidate, I hereby declare Rahul Gandhi elected as the president of Indian National Congress,” Congress’ central election authority (CEA) chairman Mullappally Ramachandran had said. (Also read: PM Modi Quotes Urdu Poet Bashir Badr in Lok Sabha, Takes on Kharge)
Modi also hit out at the Congress for claiming that the nation got democracy due to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. “India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history. There are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries ago. Democracy is integral to this nation and is in our culture,” Modi said.