Action against corrupt will continue: PM

New Delhi: Hitting back at the Opposition for their allegations of political vendetta by misusing institutions and investigating agencies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made it clear that action against "corruption and corrupts" will continue.

In an apparent reference to the Opposition's allegations over the Hindenburg report on the Adani issue and the protests both inside and outside Parliament over it, the PM said, “some anti-India forces within and outside the country have come together in an attempt to derail India's development mission at a time when the country has made a mark at the global platforms.”

His remarks were also perceived as a retort to the coming together of opposition parties against disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after his conviction by a Gujarat court and the Congress leader's recent "anti-India" jibe from a foreign country.

Describing the BJP as a "pan India" party, the PM said the BJP was neither "born from newspapers" nor "the glow of TV screens" nor was "born out of Twitter handles and YouTube channels" but was built on its "tyag and tapasya (sacrifice and hardwork)."

The PM was addressing BJP leaders and workers after inaugurating the extension building of the BJP headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in the national capital. Modi asserted that the BJP's organisational and electoral expansion across the nation is the result of people's love and faith, and hardwork of the party cadre.

"Amrit kaal is the heartbeat of 140 crore Indians....India has made an impressionable mark at global platforms... anti-India forces within and outside the country have come together to target the nation which is on a developmental journey.......there is a concerted effort to undermine the credibility of the nation's institutions...You are all seeing how some opposition parties have come together to form 'Bhrashtachari-Bachao Abhiyan'....All those who are themselves known for corruption have come together on a single platform," said the PM adding that corruption damaged the country for many years.

Comparing data of anti-corruption measures during the UPA regime and BJP led NDA government's nine years, Modi said "In the 70 years of Independence, the country has witnessed such stringent measures against corruption....people are happy with this...where ever I go people tell me Modi ji rukna mat...every countrymen think that the country will develop when corruption ends...jab hum itna saara kaam karenge to kuch log naraz honge apna gussa bhi nikal ange (when we will take action against corruption some people are bound to get angry and express their anger)."

Taking a dig at the Congress over some of its leaders remarks against him, Modi said Congress leaders "who used to claim that they will uproot the (Bhar atiya) Jan sangh(BJP's earlier avatar) now say that they will dig Modi's gravel...these are the people who tried every mean to put me in jail."

Noting the BJP's journey from a small office near Ajmeri Gate to the present headquarters and from 2 MPs to more than 300 MPs, Modi said the building is the soul of the BJP cadre and the extension of the building is the expansion of each and every karyakarta.

The PM also recalled the 1984 Sikh riots, which he said the nation can never forget and then said though his party was nearly finished after the then Lok Sabha polls during the emotionally charged atmosphere "we were not disheartened nor did we blame anyone's...we strengthened our organisation and now we are here."

Describing the BJP as a "pan India party" and not a dynasty ruled or family run party, PM Modi said in BJP youth are promoted and is an organisation blessed by the naari-shakti of the country.

Recalling how the party ideologues Deendayal Upadhyay and Shayama Prasad Mookherjee were avid readers, PM hoped that the new building, which has a separate research wing, will be the centre of "research, modernisation and assimilation of " acchi baaten(good information" from around the world."

Asserting that the mantra of "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas" is being comprehended by many global leaders, PM Modi said North east is a fine example of the mantra followed by the BJP and its governments. Talking about the southern region, PM Modi said while the BJP is strong in Karnataka, the party is the "only hope" in Telangana. He asserted that people's faith in Andhra Pradesh is growing while in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the party has strengthened its base in every district.

"The BJP is not known because of its presence or impact but its character which is originality and modernity. While originality is our commitment, modernity is our idea."

Earlier, BJP president J.P. Nadda hailed the PM for making "not just the country but even the party aatmanirbhar." Nadda the PM has been consistently working to change the working culture within the organisation despite his busy schedules.

The new building has three wings including a residential complex, a research wing and two conference halls.

Union minister Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari and veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi shared the dais with the PM and Nadda on the occasion.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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