Hitting back at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday it has humiliated every institution of democracy, be it the Army or the CAG.
The prime minister was interacting with booth level workers of Vellore, Kanchipuram, Viluppuram and south Chennai districts of Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry, through video conferencing from New Delhi.
“The Congress party has become more cunning since the days of Emergency,” he said, sharpening his assault on the Congress.
He said the main opposition party even questioned a Supreme Court verdict just because it did not like it, hinting at the continued assault by Congress on him over the Rafale deal.
PM Modi launched a fresh attack on Congress, saying the grand old party has humiliated every institution of democracy, be it the Indian Army or the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
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Reacting to Congress’ stand on the Supreme Court’s verdict on Rafale, Modi said they questioned it because they didn’t like it. “They’ve humiliated the Army, CAG & every institution imp to our democracy. Recently they questioned an SC verdict just because they didn’t like the decision. Earlier, just because they couldn’t threaten the court into doing what they wanted they tried to even impeach the CJI,” said Modi.
Talking about his government’s welfare schemes, Modi encouraged people to research. “From housing to health care, from sanitation to skills, there are schemes for every section of society,” he said, and asked booth level workers to reach out to people about those measures.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had on Sunday lashed out at the Modi government, saying he will not allow the “destruction” of institutions like the Supreme Court and the Reserve Bank of India.
The BJP government believes “only one idea should run India”, Gandhi had told a public rally organised by his party’s southern ally the DMK in Chennai.
“The perfect answer to undemocratic behaviour of the Congress is to strengthen democracy. Information and awareness are important for democracy. We should keep people informed about Congress and its dangerous games,” ANI quoted him as saying.