PM Modi says institutions are biggest casualty of dynastic politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continuing his tirade against Congress first family, as party of poll campaign, has deplored that India’s institutions have been the biggest casualty of dynastic politics. In his blog, he said that the people voted decisively in the 2014 general elections for “honesty over dynasty” and “development over decay”.

However, accusing the Congress  first family politics, he said, “The sense of entitlement can be seen in their conduct towards routine legal processes. At present, their top leadership is on bail vis-a-vis a major scam. When the authorities seek to question them on their dealings, they do not even bother to reply. Are they scared of accountability or do they not believe in it?”

The Prime Minister also targeted Congress for their “contempt for the courts”. “Congress’ modus operandi is simple- reject, discredit and threaten. If a judicial verdict goes against them, they reject it, then they discredit the judge and thereafter, talk about bringing impeachment motions against the judge,” he added in his blog.

Strongly denying Congress allegations against his government of undermining the institutions, Modi recalled that “Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi called the Planning Commission led by Dr. Manmohan Singh, ‘A bunch of jokers’. This comment gives you a glimpse of how Congress treats government institutions.”

He also targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi referring to the “ordinance tearing” incident of 2013. PM Modi said, “A policy decision taken by no less than the Union Cabinet was torn into pieces by someone who was not a member of any ministry and that too, in a press conference.”

Gandhi had intervened to stop an ordinance meant to save the convicted legislators from disqualification. He had called the ordinance a “complete nonsense” that should be “torn up and thrown away”.The Prime Minister continued with his attack citing the creation of the National Advisory Council led by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. He said, “The NAC was created as a body parallel to the Prime Minister’s Office. And then, Congress talks about institutions?”

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