'First family' is out on bail for financial irregularities, says PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 January 2019, 06:51 PM
 PM Modi said not only me but the Congress itself needs to be 'Mukt' of this culture
PM Modi said not only me but the Congress itself needs to be 'Mukt' of this culture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress party and said that those who ruled the country for decades are out on bail for financial irregularities. "It is a fact that those considered first family, who ran the country for four generations, are out on bail, that too for financial irregularities. It is a big thing," PM Modi said in his interview to ANI. He added that Congress's loyalists have been trying to mislead the nation and hiding such information.

"A set of people, who are at their service, are trying to suppress such information and push other narratives," he said.

On asked about his slogan 'Congress Mukt Bharat', PM Modi said not only me but the Congress itself needs to be 'Mukt' of this Congress culture. "Even Congress people say Congress is a thought, a culture. When I say Congress-mukt, I want to rid the country from this culture and this sort of thinking. And I say that Congress too needs to be 'mukt' of this Congress culture, he said.

"The former Finance Minister is forced to appear before the court and this in itself is big deal and people are watching it," PM Modi said. However, he clarified that it should not be seeen as political vandetta.

On farmers loan waiver, PM said that when we talk about loan waivers, it invariably gets linked with the polls. He emphasized that we should also be thinking about structural issues- how can we empower the farmers, ensure more water, greater credit, better markets. 

"There is a small segment of farmers who take loans from banks. A majority of them take loans from money lenders. When governments make such announcements, those farmers do not become beneficiaries of waivers. The farmers who are dying are out of the purview of such schemes" said PM Modi. 

He said Congress government is lying about waiving all farm loan when the truth is available on party's circulars. 

First Published: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 06:41 PM
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