Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Congress has become more cunning since the Emergency, accusing it of humiliating every institution including the Election Commission, courts, and the Indian Army.
The Prime Minister was interacting with party workers from Puducherry, Vellore, Kanchipuram, Viluppuram and South Chennai through video-conferencing, as he slammed the opposition party for
demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal despite the Supreme Court giving a clean chit to the Government.
“The Congress continuously attacked the Election Commission. They try to create an atmosphere of doubt against the pillar of democracy. However, when the same Election Commission declares results
which they like, they seem to be fine with it,” he said, adding not only the Election Commission, they have also humiliated the Army, the CAG and every institution important to democracy.
“Take the case of courts. Recently they questioned a Supreme Court verdict just because they didn’t like the decision. They tried to even impeach Chief Justice,” the Prime Minister said.
He reminded the party workers that the last time when the Congress tried to threaten democracy, the people had ensured it was stopped.
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“Reach out to people and tell them the Congress’ DNA is still the same. Since the Emergency, they have become even more cunning. But India will not excuse Congress for playing with democracy. This has to be explained to the people,” he said.
Stating just like the sunlight is the best disinfectant, similarly, information and awareness are important for democracy. “We should keep the people informed about the Congress party and its dangerous games. The perfect answer to undemocratic behaviour of the Congress is to strengthen democracy.”
Stating the opposition parties would do their best to mislead the people, the prime minister said, but the BJP workers need to counter their onslaught.
“We need to improve rapport with people. BJP karyakartas stand out among all parties as most pleasant, informed and hard working. We need to reach out to all groups of people and convince them of
the good work done,” said the prime minister, adding reforms were underway in the health sector too, with numerous AIIMS coming up in different states of the country.