On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Congress party ignored the nation to “serve one family” as some Opposition MPs shouted slogans against him. “This is your character. You divided India. Even after 70 years of Independence, 125 crore people of India continue to suffer because of the poison you sowed. Not a single day passes when people of India are not punished for your sins,” PM Modi said about the main Opposition party.
PM Modi was speaking in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address. “For decades, one party devoted all their energies to serving one family. The interests of the nation were looked over just for the interests of one family,” Modi said about the Nehru-Gandhi family, three family members of which have been prime ministers of the country. He said had Sardar Vallabhai Patel, not Jawaharlal Nehru, been the first prime minister of India “entire Kashmir would have been ours”. “How can one of the leaders say India got a democracy due to Pandit Nehru and the Congress Party? Is this their reading of India’s history? What arrogance is this?”
Following it, some MPs shouted slogans demanding a financial package for Andhra Pradesh, as were promised when Telangana was fixed out of it during the fag end of the United Progress Alliance (UPA) government. PM added the Congress, which took the UPA, “hastily” separated the southern state for political benefits. “When we speak about creating new states, we remember the manner in which Atal Bihari Vajpayee created Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. He showed how farsighted decision making is done,” the prime minister said.