Congress needs to be freed from ‘Congress culture': Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that "Congress culture", which had inspired youth during the time of the freedom struggle, has deteriorated and has become associated with dynasty politics. He said that when he refers to "Congress culture", it is about the way the people see politicians.
In an interview to Times Now, Modi said that the image that the people have about the politicians needs to change. He said that there are hard working politicians in every party, but the general perception about politicians is something not very encouraging.
"Congress has spread itself as a culture throughout the country. The Congress at the time of freedom struggle also had a culture which inspired the youth to sacrifice their lives for the country..So what I am saying is symbolic. My emphasis is not limited to Congress as a political party. I am even telling the Congress to be free of the Congress culture...They feel that taking a certain path will prove to be successful. Casteism, dynasty, corruption and exploitation, treachery and keeping complete control over power," the Prime Minister said.
"If a politician is going in an aeroplane, people cringe. How did this happen, when there are politicians who work for over 18-20 hours for the benefit of people. It's not in just one party, it is in every party. But that is the perception of people," he added.
When asked about the crisis in the judiciary, Modi said he would not like to speak on the matter as the government has no role in it.
Modi hailed World Bank's Ease of business rankings in which India rose by almost 30 spots.
"This is my personal belief that ease of doing business is very good but in a country like India the ultimate goal should be ease of living," he said.