One family has ruined everything in India: Modi

via published on February 8, 2009

: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a
scathing attack on the Gandhi-Nehru family alleging that a “conspiracy”
has been hatched to promote the family posing a danger to the future
of the country.

“Ek parivar ke ateet ko age badane ke liye jo shadayantra chal
raha hai usse Hindustan ke bhavishya ko khatra hai (Conspiracy to promote
one family’s past is posing danger for the future of the country),”
Modi said without directly naming the Gandhi-Nehru family but the indication
was obvious.

Noting that members of the family have ruled the country for as many
as 37 years, he said that if the past five years were also taken into
account, then it would be a 42-year rule. With Manmohan Singh being
an “invisible” Prime Minister, it was “power without
accountability” for the family in the last five years, he alleged.

Addressing the party’s national council meeting, the BJP’s star campaigner
gave a new spin to the victory of Barack Obama in the US Presidential
elections claiming that it was the result of the American citizens being
fed up with the stranglehold of a few families in politics.

“It was senior Bush for two terms followed by two terms of Bill
Clinton and then two terms of junior Bush and then there was the possibility
of another Clinton. The people there felt if it will be only two families
that will run the country”, Modi contended.

Modi, who was participating in the discussion on the political resolution,
said, in India “only one family has ruined everything”.

Making a strong pitch for L K Advani as the next Prime Minister, he
said that what the country was needing was a “strong” leader
like the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and “not like Manmohan
Singh whose presence is not felt” despite he occupying the top

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