Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress party of creating narratives to divide the country and attempting to create a north-south divide. He said that such language was emerging from a national party and was very sad for the nation.
Modi was replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha. He referred to the protest by the Congress-led Karnataka government, which demanded a higher share of taxes from the Centre, claiming that the state contributes more than it receives. Modi said that this was an attempt to pit one region against another and jeopardise the country’s future.
“What will be the fate of the country and where is it going to end? Instead, strive to foster unity and solidarity,” he said. He added that the nation was not just a piece of land, but a living entity, where every part should feel the pain and joy of the other parts.
He also criticised the Congress for questioning the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines made in India, saying that this was an insult to the scientists and doctors who worked hard to develop them. He said that the Congress was spreading misinformation and creating doubts in the minds of the people.
He urged the Congress to stop playing politics with the lives of the people and the future of the country. He said that the government was working for the welfare of all sections of the society, and was committed to the vision of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’.