Modi blames Congress for partition

Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first prime minister, a part of Kashmir would not have been under the control of Pakistan, said the prime minister

GN Bureau | February 7, 2018


#Narendra Modi   #Parliament   #Congress   #BJP   #Sardar Patel   #Lok Sabha  


The partition happened due to the wrong policies of the Congress party, said prime minister Narendra Modi who called for building a new India.

In the reply to the Motion of Thanks to the president’s address, Modi on Wednesday said that not a single day has passed when the country has not suffered due to poison sowed by you.

"You divided India keeping elections in mind. You closed parliament's doors without heeding the people's wishes, the seeds you sowed at that time, its ramifications are being felt to this day," he said in the Lok Sabha.

He said that democracy "is in the blood of Indians" and cited the golden age of Lichchavi rule in eastern India and of Kannada social reformer Basava's teachings.

The prime minister added that had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first prime minister, a part of Kashmir would not have been under the control of Pakistan.

"We have to create a new India. Let us work together to fulfil the dreams of the people," he said even as the opposition chanted slogans.

"The workings of our previous government are responsible for the NPA mess. They are 100 percent responsible and nobody else. The banking policies of the previous governments were not proper. Middlemen were happy, the country was suffering.

"I have to tell the entire nation about the NPA mess our previous government created."

He went on to say that the government's efforts to eliminate corruption and black money are hurting a select group of people.

“Today, people who served as chief ministers are in jail. However powerful one was, if one has been corrupt, that person will be punished. We are in an era of honesty.”

"India's middle class desires good education facilities, affordable housing, good infrastructure. They want 'Ease of Living' which we are committed to providing," he added.

On the farm sector, the prime minister said that people are making politics over the plight of farmers. "The farm produce goes waste due to lack of proper supply-chain management. We are strengthening this sector in addition to food processing sector," he added.

"Even today, 20 crore people are living without electricity. We have made progress in electrification but we have miles to go."
 

Comments

 

Other News

Charming tales of the Snakeman’s early years

Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors

World’s biggest bird-a-thon begins in India

During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun

Comments sought on Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advt in Coaching Sector

The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs and are accessible through the link:

Electoral bond scheme unconstitutional: Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud and justices Sanjiv Khanna, B

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter