New Delhi, Nov 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lashed out at dynastic parties, terming such parties as biggest threat to democracy.
Without naming the Congress, PM Modi said the youth of the country today knows it very well that dynasty politics poses the biggest threat to democracy.
“Unfortunately, a national level political party is gripped by the web of family politics. In such circumstances, the role of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increases even more,’’ he said.
Addressing jubilant party workers at the BJP headquarters here as the party celebrated its victory in Bihar Assembly polls, the Prime Minister voiced his resolve to further strengthen the principles of democracy within the BJP so that it emerges as a more powerful and responsive organization.
“The people of India have clearly stated that the only point of debate during elections will be development. Our India of 21st century is more confident and is ready to take on any challenges. It is capable of meeting its goals and marching forward,’’ he told the party workers who constantly cheered him.
In a veiled reference to West Bengal where assembly elections are scheduled for next year, the Prime Minister said that those who are not able to challenge his party in a democractic way have taken recourse to the killing of BJP workers to fulfill their desires. “I want to make them understand that this dance of death will not help them win a mandate,’’ he said.
In his 50-minute long address, the Prime Minister emphasized that the mantra of “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas’’ had proved that it was the key to achieve success in elections. He said the BJP had endeared itself to the people across the country and cited the party’s impressive victories in bypolls ranging from Manipur to Karnataka and Telangana and from U.P., Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the Union Territory of Ladakh.
Taking a dig at “silent voter’’ theory of analysts in media, Mr Modi said that women gave their solid support to the BJP in these assembly elections and bypolls. He said the BJP is the only party that has identified itself closely with the poor, downtrodden and exploited sections of the society and has worked for empowerment of the women and meeting the aspirations of the middle class and youth.
The Prime Minister said that people knew that the real issues today are education, development, infrastructure, better roads, modern railways, self-employment and entrepreneurship. He said that the BJP government had made special efforts for women empowerment, sanitation, bank loans, cooking gas and taking drinking water supply to villages which had resulted in ensuring a bigger base for the party.
PM Modi thanked the Election Commission, local administration, security forces and healthy participation of people in elections for making the democratic exercise a success which was conducted peacefully. “In the past, the news headlines from Bihar talked about violence, booth capturing and repoll. Now the headlines are about participation of people and the voter turnout,’’ he said.
He said that Lok Sabha results of 2019 which had returned the BJP to power with resounding margin had been widened further by the results of assembly polls and byelections.
Making an appeal to the youth to join the BJP for taking the country further on the path of progress and development, PM Modi also reiterated the mantra of “Vocal for Local’’ during the festival of Diwali.
He said the trust of the people reposed in the BJP was the biggest dividend for the party which would strive to meet aspirations of all sections of the society.
BJP President J P Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari were also present at the party headquarters.