'Parties who governed Puducherry did injustice to people', says PM Modi

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2018, 10.45 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a swipe at the Congress for the underdevelopment of the union territory Puducherry.

While addressing a public rally in the Union Territory, PM Modi said Puducherry has poor infrastructure and transport system and is a victim of Congress culture.

"Puducherry has all resources and will-power but why is its development not up to the mark?" he asked. 

Accusing the Congress of doing injustice to the people of the state, the PM asked, "Why is it not number one? Are women and youth getting opportunities to move ahead? Are the industries prospering here?" 

PM Modi asserted India was far behind several countries who gained freedom much later in India's comparison. 

"We need to ask ourselves what did we lack in our political culture, our system that we are still lagging behind several nations," he said.

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PM Modi also took a jibe at the Gandhi family for having governed the nation directly or indirectly. 

During his address, PM Modi attacked Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and said the Congress would exhibit him as a specimen after June.  

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Velu Narayanasamy is a senior Congress leader who has been serving as the Chief Minister of the south Indian Union Territory of Puducherry since June 2016.