New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked the Congress over the role of “one family” in the freedom struggle and said they had neglected the contribution of others.
“There are many people like me who couldn’t die for the nation during the freedom struggle but we are living for India and serving India,” Modi said during a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s address.
“Somewhere on the way, ‘Jan Shakti’ (people power) was forgotten and we don’t accept this,” he said.
“I never heard them speak about the role of Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and many other freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the country,” Modi said.
“They think the country got independence only due to one family,” Modi said in an apparent attack on the Nehru dynasty.
He said India had to be taken to newer heights. “Faith in Jan Shakti will give results.”
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