Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday launched a fresh attack on the Opposition parties and insisted that the country has a strong foundation of constitutional institutions.
Accusing some parties of starting ‘Bhrashtachari Bachao Abhiyan’, PM Modi also stated that his government’s clampdown on corruption will not stop due to false allegations.
“That’s why to stop India, constitutional institutions are being attacked. Agencies are being attacked when they take action, questions are raised about the courts,” said PM Modi after inaugurating the newly constructed central office of the BJP in New Delhi.
The Prime Minister’s remarks come at a time when almost all Opposition parties have joined forces in protest against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as an MP in what they call the BJP’s “vindictive politics”. The Opposition camp has condemned the decision as “authoritarian” and lashed out at the central government, saying the country is heading towards “dictatorship”.
Hailing the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), PM Modi said it has emerged as the only pan-India party amid family-run political outfits in the country as it worked on the ground instead of indulging in the blame game.
“The country can never forget that black phase in 1984. Congress got a historic mandate in those elections, it was an emotionally charged atmosphere. We were completely destroyed in that wave, but we weren’t demoralised and didn’t blame others,” he said.
He further said that the journey of the party began with two Lok Sabha seats, and now stands at 303. “BJP is the only pan-India party from east to west and from north to south. The party gives opportunity to the youth to progress,” the PM added.
We’ve strong foundation of constitutional institutions. That’s why to stop India, constitutional institutions are being attacked. Agencies are being attacked when they take action, questions are raised on Courts. Some parties have started ‘Bhrashtachari Bachao Abhiyan’: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/KjHqt3w9Tk
— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2023
In his address during the event, PM Modi also attacked the UPA government for cases lodged under the PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002) and said “assets worth Rs 5,000 crore were seized under PMLA” during its tenure while it “rose to Rs 1.10 lakh crore during BJP’s 9-year government”.
BJP national president J P Nadda was also present at the event. The newly inaugurated office entails the party’s residential complex as well as an auditorium, according to news agency PTI.
(with inputs from ANI, PTI)