‘Big Names Came to Power, But India Did Not Develop’: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: IANS)

‘Big Names Came to Power, But India Did Not Develop’: PM Modi

Hitting out at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, 7 December said people with "big surnames" ruled the country, but India could not prosper despite having the best talent and natural resources.

Addressing the 'Jagran Forum' organised by the Dainik Jagran media group, the prime minister said, "People with big surnames came to power and went, but no solution could be found to problems." He was making an oblique reference to the Nehru-Gandhi family.

He also said that poverty was not alleviated as the past leaders feared it could hit the vote bank.
“If poverty was alleviated, how would the slogan of ‘garibi hatao’ be given...it would hit vote bank politics.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Modi said the country had targets, but lacked commitment and passion.

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(This article has been edited for clarity.)

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