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People with big surnames came and went, but India could not develop: PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hitting out at the Congress, Friday said people with "big surnames" ruled the country but could not prosper despite having the best talent and natural resources.

He also alleged that poverty was not alleviated as it could hit the "vote bank" of parties in the past.

Addressing the 'Jagran Forum' organised by group, the 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.

said the country had targets but lacked commitment and passion.

"If poverty was alleviated, how would the slogan of 'garabi hatao' be given ... it would hit politics," the said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 11:50 IST