“Your CM lifted slippers of party leaders”: Modi in Puducherry

25th February 2021

25th February 2021

The prime minister Narendra Modi, who is on a tour to poll-bound Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, reminded people of V Narayanaswamy, who was chief minister of Puducherry till this week, who picked up slippers of his party leaders. 

“The former chief minister was expert in lifting slippers of his party leaders,” said Modi referred to an incident in 2015 when Narayanaswamy was seen holding a pair of slippers as Rahul Gandhi removed his shoes to walk in the flooded area in Puducherry. 

Narayanaswamy had later said he was proud of his action. 

Then there was this incident recently when Narayanaswamy translated differently to what a woman had to narrate to Rahul Gandhi. 

“Instead of telling the truth to the nation, the former Puducherry CM gave a wrong translation of the women’s words. He lied to the people and his own leader. Can a Party whose culture is based on lies ever serve people?” Asked Modi. 

Recently, Rahul Gandhi had said it was time the country had a fisheries ministry, little knowing that such a ministry already exists. 

“I was shocked. Congress leaders come here and say we will make a fisheries ministry for fishermen. The current National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government made the ministry in 2019 and the budged allocated for fisheries has grown more than 80% in two years,” Modi said. 

“In 2016, Puducherry didn’t get a people’s government. They got a government that was busy serving the Congress high command in Delhi, their priorities were different. the high command Congress government in Puducherry made it a point to damage every sector of governance. Traditional mills closed. Local industry was troubled. Congress doesn’t believe in working for the people,” said Modi.

Slamming the Congress party for its ‘feudal, patronage, dynasty politics’, PM said that people all over India are rejecting Congress and asserted that their seats in Parliament are the lowest ever. 

Prior to the address, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of several development projects including a 400-m synthetic athletic track at the Sports Complex in Puducherry, the Puducherry Port Development under central govt’s Sagarmala scheme and a 4-laning of NH 45-A – 56 km Sattanathapuram-Nagapattinam package of Villupuram to Nagapattinam project covering Karaikal district. PM Modi also inaugurated the projects at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in the UT.


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