In glorifying one family, others deliberately forgotten, says PM Modi

In glorifying one family, others deliberately forgotten, says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi took an indirect swipe at the Congress on Saturday saying it was unfortunate that deliberate efforts were made to forget or diminish the contribution of other leaders while glorifying one family, as he remembered Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on his death anniversary.
“Ye hamare desh ka durbhagya hai ki ek parivar ka mahima mandan karne ke liye desh ke anek saputon aur unke yogdan ko janboojh kar ke chhota kar diya gaya, unko bhoola dene ke bharpur prayas kiye gaye (It has been a misfortune of our country that in order to glorify one family many other leaders and their contributions were deliberately lessened or efforts were made to forgot their contribution),” the PM said after launching Mohanpura dam in Rajgarh.
The PM further said the Opposition was spreading lies about the government’s falling stock and popularity and the large turnout at Rajgarh was proof that people had trust in his government and its policies. “Those who are spreading misconceptions, lies and despondency are far removed from ground reality,” he said.
Terming Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir as suspicious, the PM said the Jana Sangh founder had trust in country’s resources and people and his vision still inspires crores today. As Industry and Supply minister, he formulated country’s first industrial policy. Quoting Mookerjee he said, “If government, educational institutions and industry associations join hands to promote industries, the country will soon become economically independent.”