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Entire Kashmir would have been ours had Sardar Patel been our 1st PM: Modi

Prime Minister Modi was addressing the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President's address

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha. Photo: PTI
Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday invoked first Deputy Prime Minister of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, while criticising the party in the for "dividing the country".

"If Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel would have been the first Prime Minister of the country, then entire would have been ours," he said.

Slamming the Opposition amid the chaos created by them during PM Modi's adress, he said, "You divided the country, despite which the country supported you. You used to rule the nation during a time when the Opposition had no power."

"Aapne (Congress) pura samay ek parivar ke geet gaane me laga diya, ek hi parivar ko desh yaad rakhe saari shakti usi mein laga di. Agar neeyat saaf hoti toh ye desh jahan hai, usse kahin aage hota. (For decades, one party devoted all their energies to serving one family. The interests of the nation were looked over just for the interests of one family)", he added.

Prime Minister continued to speak even when the Opposition kept raising slogans, "is not a reward granted to us by or Nehru ji, is in our blood, it is our tradition."

Prime Minister Modi was addressing the on the motion of thanks to the President's address on Wednesday.

First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 16:17 IST
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