HYDERABAD: Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched a verbal attack on Congress targetting them for ignoring democracy and for following the system of dynasty politics.
"We are a rich nation with a poor population. Those who ruled benefitted their own families. Prime Minister gave birth to a Prime Minister, Chief Minister gave birth to a Chief Minister and so on... Democracy is close to being non-existent. We have changed this,” Gadkari said.
Gadkari also applauded the leadership in the Bharatiya Janata Party saying that the party never runs on one person's name. "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not one family`s party. It is not a party which does politics on basis of caste, religion, language. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji was our tallest leader, but BJP was never identified with his or LK Advani Ji's name. Today there is Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji and Amit Shah Ji. Leadership has kept changing, but this party has never run on any particular person`s name. This party functions on the basis of thinking and principles," he said.
He was addressing the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Hyderabad. Gadkari, who claimed to have started his political journey through BJYM, said that the yuva morcha is the future of the party.
He further stated said development of sectors like agriculture, industry, and services are key essentials for any nation to progress. Elaborating upon the plans of development, the union transport minister said, "By December the BJP government will supply electricity to each and every village in India. Our government is changing the villages into smart villages. Modi led government is committed to working in the direction of good governance and the nation`s development."
Gadkari called Hyderabad a center for information technology and said that the city is the future of India.
The two-day event was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. At the event, Singh said, "A majority of Opposition parties are scared of the BJP's rising popularity. They are forming a huge alliance (to challenge us). But they do not have any particular agenda. They have just one aim — to stop Modi."