“Nothing pained Dr. Lohia more than the caste hierarchy and inequality between women and men. Our Mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ as well as our track record in the last five years show that we have made a long-lasting contribution in fulfilling the vision of Dr. Lohia. He would surely have been very proud of the NDA Government’s work,” wrote the PM.
The PM said that Congress “trembled with fear” when Dr. Lohia spoke, inside or outside Parliament. PM wrote that Lohia in 1962 had said that under Congress rule neither agriculture and industry nor the army improved.
“Anti-Congressism was Dr. Lohia’s heart and soul” said the PM Modi and quoted late former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying,“Due to Dr. Lohia’s efforts, one could travel on board the Howrah-Amritsar Mail without having to pass a single Congress state!”
“Unfortunately, today Dr. Lohia would be horrified at the political developments taking place. Those parties that claim inspiration from Dr. Lohia have completely abandoned his principles. They are leaving no opportunity to insult him,” wrote PM Modi.
Calling the opposition alliance “Maha milawat or adulteration alliances”, PM Modi said that the opportunistic alliances were not in line with Lohia’s thought whom the alliance parties claimed to idealise.
“Dr. Lohia always believed that dynastic politics was inimical to democracy. He would have been flabbergasted to see his ‘followers’ think about their own families first instead of the nation,” said the PM.
The PM ended the blog exclaiming that 130 crore Indians face a moot question today, which he said was,”How can those who betrayed Dr. Lohia be expected to serve the nation?”
“Today they are betraying the principles of Dr. Lohia, tomorrow they will also betray the people of India,” wrote the PM Modi.