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PM Modi is ignorant about history: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the PM did not know about the country’s history.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2017 19:06 IST
HT Correspondent
File photo of Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad.
File photo of Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad.(HT File Photo)

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Sunday that the PM did not know about the country’s history.

“The Prime Minister claims that no development has taken place in the country in the past 60 years. Perhaps, he has not read history in school,” said Azad, while addressing audience at the birth centenary celebrations of former PM Indira Gandhi organised in Aligarh. The Congress leader was the chief guest on the occasion.

“In 1940, the country was facing acute famine, but today we are self-sufficient as far as grains are concerned. We made the country self-reliant through green revolution. We also created Bangladesh within 14 days. What has happened in the last three years?” said Azad, while motivating the Congress workers present on the occasion.

UP Congress Committee president Raj Babbar said, “We are not fake nationalists. Our leaders were (true) nationalists.” Levelling corruption charges at the Prime Minister, he said, “PM Modi is not only a watchman or a servant. He has a share in everything.”

Referring to the recent controversy involving BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah, Babbar said, “Shah-zada thinks that as his father is the king, he can do whatever he likes.”

The UP Congress chief also came down heavily on UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath. “During (BJP’s) ‘Gujarat Gaurav Yatra’, a poster boy was called from Uttar Pradesh, although in his own district, Gorakhpur, hundreds of had children.” He also raked up the BHU incident and said that the law and order situation in UP had collapsed.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP Promod Tiwari lauded former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s move of nationalising banks. “In contrast, PM Modi snatched away money from the public,” he said.