Should learn from parties that ruled India for long but are in terminal decline: PM Modi at BJP meet

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The political parties that ruled India for a long are in terminal decline now, senior Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP) leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the party’s national executive meeting in Hyderabad on Sunday. “We should not mock them but learn from their mistakes,” he added.

Taking a jibe at the opposition, he also said that Indians are fed up with dynastic politics. “The country is fed up with dynastic politics, dynastic political parties. It is difficult for such parties to survive long,” he said. The PM also hit back at the opposition parties for questioning BJP’s democratic credentials and asked about the status of democracy within their own organizations.

“PM Modi noted the rapid expansion of the BJP over the years in the country. He very proudly conveyed his profound appreciation of courage of all party workers in states like Telangana, WB, Kerala,” BJP leader Ravi S Prasad said. “In states where they (party workers) are suffering enormous hardship and yet remain firm to ideology. PM Modi stated that our aim should be to make it clear that our thought process should be from appeasement to fulfillment,” he added.

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah said “dynastic politics, casteism, and politics of appeasement” were the “greatest sins” and the reason behind the country’s sufferings over the years.

Shah also asserted that the next 30 to 40 years will be the era of his party and India will become a ‘
Vishwa Guru, Briefing reporters on his speech, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Shah cited the BJP’s win in a series of polls to assert that it underlined people’s approval of the party’s “politics of development and performance” and called for ending the politics of family rule, casteism, and appeasement.

He identified southern India as the region for its next round of growth and said the opposition had become disjointed and dispirited with members of the Congress fighting for democracy within their organization as its ruling family clung to its position.

He also hailed as “historic” the recent Supreme Court verdict dismissing a plea challenging the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) clean chit to 64 people, including then chief minister Narendra Modi, in the 2002 Gujarat riots case. The court had also come down hard on the petitioners. The apex court has exposed opposition parties, a section of media, and some NGOs for their conspiracy to defame Modi, he said.

The BJP leader said Modi received insults, maintained silence while facing the SIT, and kept his faith in the Constitution while contrasting this with the Congress’ attempt to spread “anarchy” after its leader Rahul Gandhi was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald case.

(With inputs from agencies)

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