Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at the Congress for its “dynastic politics” and said in his blog post, Modi urged voters to remember the Congress’ past when they vote — “how one family’s desire for power cost the nation greatly”.
“From the press to Parliament. From soldiers to free speech. From the constitution to the courts. Institutional insult is the Congress’s way. “Everyone is wrong, only the Congress is correct. As you go to vote- remember the past and how one family’s desire for power cost the nation …,” Modi said.
“If they (Congress) could do it then, they can surely do it now. Eternal vigilance remains the price of liberty,” he added. He said India has seen how rise of dynastic politics has forced institutions to take a severe beating.
To prove his point, the Prime Minister said one need not go beyond the party to understand it. He pointed at the Congress’ internal democracy and said if a leader dares to dream to head that party, he or she is shunted out of the Congress.
“Political parties are vibrant bodies that manifest diverse public opinion. Sadly, Congress does not believe in internal democracy. 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,” he said.