Compare one family’s 48-year rule with NDA’s 48 months: Modi slams Congress in Puducherry

PM Modi asserted that the BJP would win the coming Assembly elections in Karnataka and other states, and said the Congress would be left with only the V Narayanasamy government in Puducherry.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2018 17:47 IST
Press Trust of India, Puducherry
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and chief minister V Narayanasamy on his arrival in Puducherry on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress on Sunday, saying one family had ruled the country for over four decades and asked the people to compare the dynasty-led governments with the “development-oriented” NDA.

“One family either directly or indirectly ruled the country for 48 years,” Modi told a public meeting organised by the BJP in Puducherry, referring to the governments of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

On the other hand, he said, there was the NDA government which will complete 48 months this May.

Intellectuals can debate the difference between what was achieved during the Congress regimes and the BJP-led NDA, he said.

Targeting the Congress government in Puducherry, he said the Union Territory had poor infrastructure and was a victim of “Congress culture”.

Modi asserted that the BJP would win the coming Assembly elections in Karnataka and other states, and said the Congress would be left with only the V Narayanasamy government in Puducherry.

He did not refer to the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab.

“I want to congratulate the chief minister of Puducherry because the Congress is going to exhibit him as a specimen after June,” he said predicting the defeat of the Congress in the other states.

He said Puducherry had poor infrastructure and sectors such as transport and cooperation were in a shambles.

“The Congress has failed on all fronts in Puducherry,” he said.

First Published: Feb 25, 2018 16:40 IST