The Hush Post: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a derisive attack on the Indian National Congress, saying that India’s partition in 1947 was a doing of the Congress. The nation is “still paying for the sins of the Congress,” Modi said in Lok Sabha while replying to the Motion of Thanks on President Ramnath Kovind’s address.
“For electoral reasons and petty gains, 70 years ago, the Congress divided the nation… For selfish gains, 125 crore Indians suffer even today,” Modi said. Even as Modi spoke, there was heavy sloganeering by the Congress members. But Modi was at his best hurtful outburst accusing the Congress of shutting down parliament and dividing Andhra Pradesh without any rhyme and reason.
While he criticised the Congress for creating Telagana out of Andhra, he sang praises of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Modi said: “When we speak of creating new states, we remember the manner in which Atal Bihari Vajpayee-ji created Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. He showed how farsighted decision-making is done.” Modi said, the Congress “messed up” while dividing Andhra Pradesh.