Mahatma Gandhi wanted Congress disbanded, claims PM Modi

In the blog, the PM wrote how Mahatma Gandhi “taught us to think of the plight of the poorest person”.

New Delhi: On a day the Congress sounded its poll bugle from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat, Mr Modi on Tuesday noted that Mahatma Gandhi had wanted the Congress disbanded.

Mr Modi, in a blog titled ‘When a handful of salt shook an Empire!’ to mark the 89th anniversary of Mahatma’s Dandhi March, said the Congress’s culture is the “anti-thesis” of Gandhi-an thought whereas the BJP led NDA governmnent is “working on Bapu’s path and a Jan Shakti that is fulfilling his dream of freeing India from the Congress Culture.” The opposition party’s highest decision-making body, Congress Working Committee met in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

In the blog, the PM wrote how Mahatma Gandhi “taught us to think of the plight of the poorest person” and “we have seen and thought about how our work impacts that person.”

“I am proud to say that in all aspects of our government’s work, the guiding consideration is to see how it will alleviate poverty and bring prosperity. Sadly, the antithesis of Gandhian thought is the Congress culture,” Mr Modi said.

“Gandhiji had understood the Congress culture very well, which is why he wanted the Congress disbanded, especially after 1947,” wrote the PM while adding that “today we have a government at the Centre that is working on Bapu’s path.”

The PM said that while Mahatama did not believe in inequality and caste divisions, “sadly, the Congress has never hesitated from dividing society.” He wrote how Mahatma had said that he does not believe in inequality and caste divisions and the “worst caste riots and anti-Dalit massacres happened under Congress rule.”

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