Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday celebrated the 89th year of the Dandi March, “tributes to Bapu and all those who marched with him to Dandi in pursuit of justice and equality,” he said.
Modi said, “Today, 89 years ago, Bapu embarked on the iconic Dandi March. Though aimed at protesting unfair Salt Laws, Dandi March shook the foundations of colonial rule and became a strong symbol of fighting injustice and inequality.”
Modi began with an ode to the great Sardar Patel who planned every minute aspect of the Dandi March, down to the last detail.
Targeting the Congress party and the Gandhi family on a day the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meets for a strategy session in Gujarat, Modi said “In many of his works, Gandhi Ji said that he does not believe in inequality and caste divisions. Sadly, Congress has never hesitated from dividing society. The worst caste riots and anti-Dalit massacres happened under Congress rule. Sadly, the anti-thesis of Gandhian thought is the Congress culture.”
“We have done everything to punish the corrupt. But the nation has seen how Congress and corruption have become synonyms. Name the sector and there will be a Congress scam- from the defence, telecom, irrigation, sporting events to agriculture, rural development and more,” Modi added.
PM Modi accused Congress of filling their own bank accounts and lead luxurious lifestyles at the cost of providing basic necessities to the poor.
“A firm believer in democracy, ‘Bapu had said – I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong.’ Ironically, Congress gave the nation the Emergency, when our democratic spirit was trampled over. The Congress misused Article 356 several times. If they did not like a leader, that Government was dismissed. Always eager to promote dynastic culture, Congress has no regard for democratic values,” Modi said.
“Gandhi Ji had understood the Congress culture very well, which is why he wanted the Congress disbanded, especially after 1947,” Modi said.
Modi signed off by saying, “thankfully, today we have a Government at the Centre that is working on Bapu’s path and a Jan Shakti that is fulfilling his dream of freeing India from the Congress Culture!”