Congress established dynasty culture- Venkaiah Naidu
BJP's former national president M Venkaiah Naidu today blamed Congress for the dynastic culture and announced to review the over 650 government schemes being run in the name of three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
Mr Naidu told newspersons here that Congress was blaming BJP for being person-oriented and for praising only a particular leader.
He alleged that it was Congress, which has established dynastic culture and given rise to person-specific politics.
Since independence, a particular family is dominating that party and ignoring prominent leaders like Sardar Patel, Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak, Chandrashekhar Azad, Dr Rajendra Prasad, B R Ambedkar, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Jay Prakash Narayan and Morarji Desi, he pointed out.
Over 650 government schemes were being run for the past 50 years at national and state level in the names of three members--Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. He said all such schemes would be reviewed after BJP comes to power under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
Reacting sharply to the Congress' allegations of BJP projecting one person as most powerful, Mr Naidu alleged that former president of Congress D K Barua had coined the slogan 'Indira is India and India is Indira'.
Referring to allegations of Congress that BJP did not respect its senior leaders, Mr Naidu said such a culture was adopted in the Congress.
It did not allow the mortal remains of its senior leader and former prime minister Narasimha Rao to be brought to the its party headquarters, even for five minutes.
Former national president of Congress Sitaram Kesri too was ousted from the party headquarters. The list growa long as former Foreign Affairs minister S M Krishna, besides, Jafar Sharif and Jagdambika Pal were also humiliated by the Congress.
He said frustrated with the popularity of BJP, Congress was trying to divert the people's attention from burning issues by raising irrelevant maters.
He claimed that NDA would get 300 plus seats and people would be astonished at the election results in South India. The people were voting for a stable and strong government this time, he added.
(Posted on 16-04-2014)