Congress created Pakistan: Modi

Congress created Pakistan: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held Congress responsible for the creation of Pakistan. ANI photo

Launching a vitriolic against the Congress,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the grand old party of creating Pakistan. He blamed the Congress leadership for not standing up and preventing the Partition in 1947, claiming that Pakistan would never have existed in the first place and that the Congress is responsible for its creation.

He also lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for "pursuing dynastic policies" and promises, just like his father Rajiv Gandhi and mother Indira Gandhi did. 

He claimed that the Congress manifesto was to strengthen one family of the "naamdar",  a reference to the Nehru-Gandhi family.

"While the BJP’s manifesto was to strengthen the country, the Congress manifesto was only for votes, the BJP’s manifesto is for the voters with a new vision for India," he said.

PM gels with Uddhav

The Congress was responsible for disenfranchising late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, prime minister Narendra Modi said. He was sharing a public platform with Uddhav Thackeray for the first time in four years.

During the rally, he described Uddhav as his "chhota bhai" (younger brother) and praised the Thackeray family for never accepting a position of power.

"If Balasaheb wanted, he could have been chief minister, if Uddhav ji wanted, he could have been the chief minister... the family never took that route," Modi said.