BJP chief Rajnath Singh applauds Nehru, says his successors ruined country

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nahan
  • Updated: May 05, 2014 01:37 IST

BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday applauded the regime of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru after the country gained independence. Addressing an election rally at Choggan ground here, he, however, said the successors of Pandit Nehru have ruined the country.

He said the UPA's governance was "misrule" and it was CAG that exposed the scams of the government. Singh said the people of the country want reaction of Congress president Sonia Gandhi to the book "Accidental Prime Minister" written by the media adviser of prime minister Manmohan Singh. The BJP president said the trust of the common people on the politicians is declining because the Congress has always cheated people.

Singh said India have no dearth of natural resources but the Congress deliberately did not explore these possibilities because the Congress wanted people to live with poverty and unemployment so that it could continue with its rule.

He said the Congress ruled for 55 years of the 67 years since independence but the country still needs the Food Security Bill, which indicates that the Congress did nothing for the weaker sections of society.

Appealing people to vote for Virender Kashyap, Rajnath Singh said the BJP is committed for overall development of hill states in the country. He promised to visit the state again in the BJP wins Shimla seat.

Addressing a mammoth gathering, Singh said politics should not be done on false promises, which Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh did for the past 10 years.

Singh asserted that a prime minister must not possess merely legal and constitutional authority, but also moral authority to be the prime minister.

Maharani Diya Kumari, MLA in Rajasthan assembly who is daughter of Rajmata Padmini Devi, appealed people to vote in favour of the BJP. She said only BJP could provide good governance in the country. She added that she joined the BJP because it was the only party, which could provide good governance. National president of minority cell of BJP, Abdul Rashid Ansari also spoke on the occasion.

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