PM Narendra Modi takes dig at dynastic politics

Jammu (PTI):¬†Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at the culture of dynastic politics and appeared to target Congress by taking a veiled swipe at Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra who is embroiled in controversies over his land deals.

He also disapproved of political untouchability, saying the national heritage should not be divided and all leaders who have worked and died for the nation should be given equal regard irrespective of their ideologies and affiliations.

Modi, who was here to commemorate the birth centenary of late leader Girdhari Lal Dogra, hailed him for the selfless contribution to the society without indulging in nepotism.

He noted that Dogra was Jammu and Kashmir’s tall leader who had presented 26 Budgets as Finance Minister of the state but never did any favours for his family members, including his son-in-law Arun Jaitley, now the union Finance Minister.

“Both (Dogra and Jaitley) took their own routes in public life. But today, we know what kind of talk is going on because of son-in-laws,” he said, in an apparent reference of Vadra who is embroiled in controversies related to land deals.

Modi disapproved of political untouchability as he addressed the function which was attended by Jaitley, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi and senior Congress leader Karan Singh.

“Today in politics, there is a need to ensure that our heritage is not divided. This is a matter of concern,” he said, amid a tussle among political parties to claim the legacy of various national leaders.

His remarks came after Azad said Dogra was “24 carot Congressman”, who never “compromised with regionalism, casteism and communalism”.

Modi said public life cannot run by judging a person on the basis of his political party, ideology or leadership.

“There should not political untouchability. Everybody in public life works with certain ideology but he lives and dies for the nation. We should be proud of them and have equal regard for anybody who has worked and died for the nation, irrespective of their political ideologies and affiliations.

Modi arrives in Jammu

Jammu, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday on a day-long visit to this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

The special plane carrying the prime minister landed at the technical area of Jammu airport around 11 a.m.

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Governor N.N.Vohra, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and senior cabinet ministers received Modi at the airport.

The prime minister will attend the birth centenary functions of a senior Congress leader, the late Girdhari Lal Dogra, who was also the state finance minister.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is married to Dogra’s daughter, arrived here on Thursday for the centenary functions.

Modi is attending the main function inside the Zorawar Singh auditorium of Jammu University around which a thick blanket of security has been thrown.

Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress veteran Karan Singh are also attending the function, which will start a santoor recital by Shivkumar Sharma, an internationally renowned maestro who hails from Jammu.

All eyes are on this visit as the prime minister is expected announce a Rs.70,000 crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi is scheduled to fly back to New Delhi in the afternoon.

3 Comments

  1. This is ALL that he is fit for – besides giving Bhashanas in some MaddySon (sic) to Mongolia (and extending them 1 Billion USD credit).

    He came to power on the premises of uprooting corruption, bringing back black money AND distributing it to all Indians (NRI Rampa’s excluded!), rooting-out ‘lal-bhatti’ culture, Acche din aanewale hai (and they have indeed come – BUT ONLY for the Adani’s, Ambani’s, Sushma Swaraja + Husband + daughter, Vasu Raje, Scooter Gadkari, Munde Pankaja, Aroona JetLee, Amitha Shah(bano), and all the other RSS/BJP involved in that Vyapam scam!

    And what exactly has he (Sreemana Pradhana Sevaka MaunModi) done to beat the heat? Gone and shaken hands with Nawaaza Shareefa. And we had our BJP/RSS chaddis jumping with joy saying that this was a HUGE BREAKTHROUGH! Like Lakhvi & Daawooda Inraheema would be delivered – trussed up like a Turkey – all ready for Eid celebrations – from Kashmir to Kanyakumari! And what did that Shareefa – true to his Shareef nature do? (Just asked his chelas to fire some heavy and small artillery and shoot across into Kashmir). Hahahaha. For finer details, just tune into Arnaba Goswami’s show ya, Rampa. ūüôā

    No news about ‘OROP – Oru Rampa Oru Pie’!

    So Rampa, since you are very highly connected with your Chaddi bros in NaagaPoora, to where, and more importantly – WHEN is his next trip? To the Arctic to save the melting glaciers? Or maybe to ‘Aaprika’ to try and save the Rhinos?

    Jai Rampa Ki
    Jai Pradhana Sevaka Ki

    • Modi‚Äôs tall claim on ‚Äúpolitical untouchability‚ÄĚ is belied by his deeds. For, the prime minister attended the birth centenary functions of a senior Congress leader, the late Girdhari Lal Dogra, who was also the state finance minister, just because Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra did not indulge in political untouchability about his BJP son-in-law, Arun Jaitley!

      Only because Congressman Dogra‚Äôs daughter became a ‚Äútouchable‚ÄĚ to BJP‚Äôs Jaitley, Dogra becomes a touchable to RSS Modi. Nehru is apolitical untouchable to Modi. Indira Gandhi is a political untouchable to Modi. Rajiv Gandhi is a political untouchable to Modi.

      Paradoxically, only his BJP cabinet minister’s father-in-law becomes a touchable to a person to whom his own wife is an untouchable!

  2. Modi’s tall claim on “political untouchability” is belied by his deeds. For, the prime minister attended the birth centenary functions of a senior Congress leader, the late Girdhari Lal Dogra, who was also the state finance minister, just because Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra did not indulge in political untouchability about his BJP son-in-law, Arun Jaitley!

    Only because Congressman Dogra’s daughter became a “touchable” to BJP’s Jaitley, Dogra becomes a touchable to RSS Modi. Nehru is apolitical untouchable to Modi. Indira Gandhi is a political untouchable to Modi. Rajiv Gandhi is a political untouchable to Modi.

    Paradoxically, only his BJP cabinet minister’s father-in-law becomes a touchable to a person to whom his own wife is an untouchable!

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