Congress breathing its last due to nepotism: PM Modi

Due to dynasticism, Congress is unable to see nationalism. This is the reason that it is faltering, PM Modi said while addressing a rally in Partur

Partur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi targetted Congress stating the party was on its deathbead as nepotism has overshadowed its nationalism.

“Congress nationalism has been suppressed by nepotism. Due to dynasticism, Congress is unable to see nationalism. This is the reason that Congress is faltering today and breathing its last,” Prime Minister Modi said addressing a rally in Partur, the second today. Modi said that he has heard the opposition party is giving lessons of nationalism to its leaders.

“I read somewhere that new training has started in Congress. They will be teaching nationalism to their leaders. This means that today’s Congress does not have even patriots. Their nationalism has been trampled by their family-ism,” he said.

On abrogation of Article 370, PM said that even the workers of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have said that on issues like Article 370, every Indian should stand together with Modi and for the betterment of the country.

“However, these people are then silenced by their leaders. Will any nationalist protest against the surgical strikes? Will they insult the Army and its warriors? These people did that job shamelessly,” he said.

The Prime Minister asserted that everybody should speak in the same voice on issues of national interest and national defence.

Savarkar’s values core of our work

Akola: PM Modi hailed Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and said that it is his values that nationalism has been put at the core of nation-building. “It is the values of Veer Savarkar that we have put nationalism at the core of nation-building,” Prime Minister said addressing a rally in Akola. It is worth to mention that BJP in its manifesto for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, promised that, if re-elected, its government would recommend the name of Savarkar for the Bharat Ratna.

Narendra-Devendra formula has been super-hit

Panvel: Asserting that Maharashtra has reached new heights of development under the BJP-Shiv Sena rule, PM lauded performance of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the last five years and said “formula of Narendra and Devendra has been super-hit in the last five years”.

Modi said when he and Fadnavis stand together, the number does not become two but 11. “In the time to come, it (the formula will) take Maharashtra to the new heights of development. When Narendra and Devendra stand together then 1+1 becomes 11 and not two,” he said.

Accusing Congress and Nationalist Congress Party of corruption in the real estate sector during their rule in the state, he said that BJP policy is clear that mafia will not be “forgiven” and will be “cleared”.

‘Doob maro’, says PM

Hitting out at “political opportunists”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that there is no need to question the link between abrogation of Article 370 and Maharashtra elections as Jammu and Kashmir and its people are “children of Maa Bharti”. “For political gains, some are openly saying that Article 370 has nothing to do with Maharashtra Assembly polls. I want to tell such people that Jammu and Kashmir and its people are also sons of Maa Bharti only,” he said.