ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Cong in a bind as Modi invokes Nehru, Indira

Cong in a bind as Modi invokes Nehru, Indira
Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday put the Congress party in a bind by invoking its top leaders Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister, Chacha Nehru for children, and I request that on his birth anniversary 14 November, children of all schools be given lessons in cleanliness and hygiene,\" PM Modi said at a rally in Hisar to campaign for the October 15 polls.

Hisar (Haryana): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday put the Congress party in a bind by invoking its top leaders Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

Indira Gandhi,  Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Swachh drive in schools and anganwadis from Nov 14 to 19
  • Modi says he doesn’t believe in politics of untouchability

"Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister, Chacha Nehru for children, and I request that on his birth anniversary 14 November, children of all schools be given lessons in cleanliness and hygiene," PM Modi said at a rally in Hisar to campaign for the October 15 polls.

“On November 14 when we celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Pt Nehru all the schools should be given lessons on cleanliness. The government will run cleanliness campaign in every school, anganwadi from November 14 till November 19, the birth anniversary of Smt Indira Gandhi,” he said.

Taking a dig at the Congress, he quipped: “Now that Congress has nothing to do, I urge them also to join the cleanliness drive.”

"Those who want to pay tribute to Chacha Nehru, should sit with the children loved so much by him and tell them how to lead a healthier life.

Every school, every anganwadi should participate in this cleanliness campaign in those five days," he said, adding, "we are not in the politics of untouchability.

The Congress had accused him of appropriating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi with his nationwide cleanliness campaign. The PM gave it a reply in Maharashtra: “I don’t dare snatch away Gandhiji from anyone. It is they who have deserted Gandhiji (the Mahatma's principles).”

Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
Subscribed Failed...
Subscribed Successfully...
More Stories


Top