Your dada-dadis collaborated with British: Sibal to PM Modi

New Delhi: Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ancestors of collaborating with the British.

Sibal also accused the ancestors of BJP of siding the British during the colonial rule while the entire nation was fighting for Independence.

“I want to ask the Prime Minister who built the Hirakud dam, Sardar Sarovar dam, Tehri dam, Bhakra dam? The dada- dadi of Prime Minister Modi or his party? Does he know anything about the history of India?. They (BJP’s ancestors) were the ones who were collaborating with the British. In the 1942 Quit-India movement, they sided with the British. That was the conduct of their dada-dadis and nana-nanis. Unfortunately, he does not even know about his own dada-dadis, I wish he did,” Sibal said.

The Congress leader further credited former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for laying the foundation of modern industrial India and said that Prime Minister Modi does not even ponder over what he says.

On Friday, while addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur, Prime Minister Modi asked the Congress party to give an account of what the four generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family did for the nation.

“What did the Congress governments do for the people of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh when they were in power in these states. Four generations of Congress ruled but they have nothing to tell the people. Every day we are giving a report card of what we have done in the last four years,” the Prime Minister had said.

The second phase of polling in Chhattisgarh is due on November 20, while the first phase concluded on November 12. The counting of votes will be held on December 11.