Chhattisgarh 2018

Modi dares Congress to make an 'outsider' party president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “They (Congress) have kept the country in the dark with their lies which are ingrained in their minds”. File   | Photo Credit: AKHILESH KUMAR

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dared the Congress to make someone outside the Nehru-Gandhi family its president for at least five years.

Mr. Modi said if the Congress made someone who was not from the (Nehru- Gandhi) family as party president for at least five years, then he would believe that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru really created a truly democratic system there.

Addressing a campaign rally for the second phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections scheduled for November 20, Mr. Modi said, “I want to challenge them. Let some good leader of the Congress outside of the family become the party president for five years, then I will say that Nehru ji really created a truly democratic system there“.

'Not the right of one family'

Four generations of the Nehru- Gandhi family ruled the nation and they should give an account of what they have done for the country, Mr. Modi said.

“People have disproved that it was the “right of only one family” to speak from the ramparts of the Red Fort,” he said.

“You can’t understand the difficulties faced by the poor but a chaiwalla can. They [Congress] have kept the country in the dark with their lies which are ingrained in their minds.”

On the impressive turnout in the first phase of polling held on November 10, Mr. Modi said, “People of Bastar in Chhattisgarh gave a strong response to Naxals by registering record voting percentage in the first phase”.


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