PM Modi takes swipe at Nehru-Gandhi families: Freedom struggle sacrifice of several not few

PM Modi said: "The rebellion against the British in our country the freedom struggle was limited to a few families..."

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Published: April 16, 2017 12:37 pm
Bhubaneswar: Prime minister Narendra Modi felicitates family members of martyrs at Raj Bhavan in presence of Governor S C. Jamir in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI4_16_2017_000029B)

Taking a swipe against the Nehru-Gandhi families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the narrative of freedom struggle was appropriated by a few families while the fight against the British was a saga of sacrifice of several people and several unknown events.

“The rebellion against the British in our country the freedom struggle was limited to a few families, dynasties and a few events while the entire struggle was a saga of sacrifice of several people and several unknown events,” he said, before he left to attend the final day of the party’s national executive at Janata Maidan here.

PM Modi was in Bhubansewar to felicitate  the descendants of 16 fighters of Paika Rebellion, as well as those who were with Netaji Subhas Bose.

Modi said his government was planning museums for tribal leaders who played a role in the freedom struggle. “During freedom struggle, the tribals in several States had fought against British for over 100-200 years ago. The new generation should know the contribution of these dispossessed class of society who were hanged or spent their life in prison. Their contribution is unparalleled an so we are honouring them through a virtual museum in 50 prominent places,” he said.

Modi honoured the surviving kin of Jayee Rajguru, Baxi Jagabandhu, Chakra Bisoyee, Veer Surendra Sai, Chakhi Khuntia, Rendo Majhi, Madho Singh, Pindiki Bahubalenra, Raghunath Mohanty, Dibakar Parida, Samanta Madhaba Chandra Routray, Kruttibas Pattsani, Dama Subudhi Mangaraj, Laxmi Indira Panda and Laxman Nayak. On behalf of Baxi Jagabandhu, late Congressman Lulu Mohapatra’s mother, brother and daughter were felicitated. Freedom Fighter Hatanath Mangaraj (98) was felicitated on behalf of freedom fighter Dama Subudhi Mangaraj.

Later, Modi visited the 11th century Lingaraj temple, a Shiva temple in old Bhubaneswar area and worshipped the deity by offering flowers, bel leaves, milk and coconut water.

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    Apr 16, 2017 at 10:31 pm
    Mahatma hi belonged to the original Congress. The current Indira/Sonia Congress is virus Congress who drove away the freedom fighters like Morarji Desai.
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      madhu
      Apr 16, 2017 at 8:41 pm
      Dear sir, what is your contribution to country. other than foreign trips and road shows. Please wok for public, not for party promotion alone. if you work for public, party promotion indirect benefit comes automatically
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        madhu
        Apr 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm
        Dear Sir, what you are doing, you do not
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          Kumar
          Apr 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm
          Not known to many the first biggest fight against the British was planned by Bagha Jatin (Jatindra Mohan Mukherjee) of Bengal.Once he foughtwith bare hands with 15 Europeans in a train station in Darjeeling. They insulted him and attacked him. Together they could not stand and were injured by him seriously. To launch the first biggest fight (after Sepoy mutiny) he arranged to receive a ship load of weapons from abroad. Somehow it was leaked and the British captured the ship near Sundarban in Bay of Bengal. He and his four companions fought for five hours with six hundred British soldiers and policemen. Finally he was wounded and died. The Briish commander Taggert commented that he could have liberated India if the ship had delivered arms.
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          1. Karthikeyan Kathiresan
            Apr 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm
            Thank god .. At least he acknowledges that there was freedom struggle .....
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