New Delhi, Jun 25: Attacking the Congress for its dynastic politics , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, said no Congress Prime Minister was ever appreciated whether it was Narasimha Rao or Dr Manmohan Singh and only one family was spoken about and got all the attention.
'Did those in power from 2004 to 2014 ever talk about the good work of Atal Ji? Did they ever speak about the good work of Narasimha Rao ji? In this Lok Sabha debate the same people did not even speak of Manmohan Singh ji," Mr Modi said in his reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address to Parliament.
On the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, the Prime Minister said "soul of nation was crushed on the night of June 25". 'Who trampled over the spirit of Constitution, gagged the media and bullied the judiciary. We can't forget the dark days,' he said during his reply, during which Congress members Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were present .
Highlighting his government's vision of 'New India', the Prime Minister said people want a safe, secure and inclusive India and therefore, the people of the country have given a strong mandate to the BJP after many decades. Poverty alleviation and modernisation of the country must go on simultaneously, he said adding that 'It is important that the country progresses and every Indian is empowered and our nation has modern infrastructure.'
He said, 'Jab hausala bana liya oonchee udaan ka. Phir dekhana phizool hai kad aasamaan ka...(when one has developed courage for high aims, then it is useless to look at the size of the ambition). "If we have to live the dreams of 1.25 crore Indians, we have to dream big. This government is only three weeks old. In such a short time we have taken bold decisions on farmers and the poor. Key decisions have been taken on welfare of security men who guard our country," he said.
"We did not divert from our development path, we did not dilute our development agenda, Mr Modi, adding that "Our dream is to get closer to the people at the grassroots." (UNI)