The Congress on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his feedback on the Gandhi household not utilizing the Nehru title and claimed he lacks a elementary information of Indian tradition by querying who in India bears the surname of their maternal grandparents, information company PTI reported.
A day after Modi questioned why the Gandhis had been embarrassed to make use of the Nehru surname in a speech to the Rajya Sabha, AICC normal secretary Randeep Surjewala advised reporters that solely God might save the nation.
Addressing the media on the occasion headquarters within the presence of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Surjewala said: “Somebody who’s sitting on such a accountable place doesn’t know or perceive the tradition of India…will converse like this…. You may ask any individual within the nation, who makes use of maternal grandfather’s surname?”
“If he doesn’t even have this fundamental understanding of India’s tradition, then solely God can save this nation,” Surjewala mentioned.
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Prime Minister Modi assailed the Congress in his Rajya Sabha speech on Thursday, after the grand outdated occasion accused the federal government of disregarding Jawaharlal Nehru’s nation-building efforts.
“…if Nehru ji’s title is disregarded by us, we might right our mistake as he was the primary prime minister of the nation. However I don’t perceive why anybody from his clan is afraid of retaining Nehru surname? Is there any disgrace in having the Nehru surname? What’s the disgrace? When the household will not be prepared to just accept such a fantastic persona, why do you retain questioning us,” he mentioned.
The prime minister additionally chastised Nehru and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for repeatedly invoking Article 356 of the Structure to destabilise non-Congress state administrations.
(With Inputs From PTI)