As the Lok Sabha elections are drawing closer, BJP has stepped up its attack on the Congress by hitting out at dynastic politics. In a veiled attack on the grand old party, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari slammed the Gandhis for working to “benefit” their own family.
While addressing the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Hyderabad, Mr. Gadkari said, “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 thoughts and principles.”
Claiming that democracy was on the verge of becoming ‘non-existent’ due to family politics, the transport minister said, “Prime Minister gave birth to a Prime Minister, Chief Minister gave birth to a Chief Minister and so on… Democracy was close to being non-existent. We have changed this.”
Further, Gadkari said that the development of sectors like agriculture, industry, and services are key prerequisites for the growth and development of any nation.