Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress saying it was not ready to credit people for this but only a dynasty.
He challenged the Congress to appoint someone from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family as party president for five years. He would then accept that Nehru had built a democracy legacy.
Prime Minister Modi also said that it will be good for the country if a person outside from the Nehru family became president of the Congress.
The Prime Minister openly challenged Congress and added, “I will accept that Nehruji had such a commitment to democracy that has led to a dedicated Congress leader becoming the president of the party. Do a little thing, if you respect democracy. If a chaiwala or Modi became the Prime Minister because of your faith in democracy, policies, role in constitution and due to Nehru, make any good Congress leader the president of your party for at least five years.”
Prime Minister Modi’s stern attack came from a public meeting in Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s remarks while launching his book
“Nehru: The Invention of India” on November 13 that a chaiwala became the Prime Minister because of Nehru’s policies and institution-building that provided for a democratic framework.
The Prime Minister went on to say, “I know it will be good when the country gets out of dynasty politics. But they are not ready to give credit for this to the 1.25 crore people of this country that a chaiwala became the Prime Minister. They do not want to give credit to BJP and Modi. This is the result of their undemocratic thinking for this too, they want to give its credit to Nehru.”