New Delhi: Asserting that the BJP stands for “rashtra bhakti” and its rivals for “parivar bhakti”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that people are gradually coming to the realisation that dynastic parties are the “biggest enemies” of democracy.
Addressing BJP members on the party’s 42nd foundation day, he said dynastic parties are dedicated to further family rule and have little regard for constitutional norms and cover up corruption and misdeeds of each other even though they may be active in different states.
In a reference to geo political developments due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he said India is acting by keeping its national interest supreme when the world is divided into two opposing poles.
Targeting political rivals, he said when these parties active nationally or in states come to power, members of some families dominate from local bodies to Parliament and added that only the BJP has challenged them and made it an electoral issue.
They did not allow the country’s young talent to come up and betrayed them, he said, without naming any party.
BJP workers are fighting against the “injustice” and “atrocities” of these parties by sticking to democratic values, he said, adding that some have even sacrificed their lives, a reference to deaths of party members in alleged political violence in opposition-party ruled states like West Bengal and Kerala.
Our struggle will continue till these anti-democratic forces are defeated, he said.
Modi said BJP governments have run welfare schemes without any discrimination and worked to take them to every beneficiary while previous dispensations were driven by vote bank politics in which some sections of society were made promises while larger sections ignored.
The BJP succeeded in convincing people of the dangers of such an approach, he said.
Discrimination and corruption were “side effects” of vote bank politics, he said, adding the government machinery now works to reach every intended beneficiary as part of its resolve for saturation coverage of welfare programmes.