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Rahul cites Rajnath Singh's speech on Nehru to counter PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Days after attacked the Nehru-Gandhi family, today shared a 2015 speech by on in which he had lauded Jawaharlal Nehru's contribution, and thanked the BJP leader for "speaking out the truth".

"Thank you ji for speaking the truth to power. Satyamev Jayate," the said on Twitter, while tagging a speech of Singh made in 2015 at a programme to mark

In his speech made on November 14, 2015, had said that Nehru was one of the leaders who participated in the freedom struggle and worked towards strengthening democracy in the country.

Singh had also said in his speech that many of the developed countries during Nehrus time wrote about him and talked highly of him.

Gandhi and the party have often accused the NDA government of not recognizing the contribution made by Nehru and his successors.

Modi, in his reply on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha to a debate on the motion of thanks on the presidents address, had targeted the Nehru-Gandhi family and criticised a remark that the country got democracy due its first Nehru.

"How can one of the leaders say got democracy due to Pandit Nehru and Party? Is this their reading of India's history? What arrogance is this," he said.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 20:40 IST