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Anti-thesis of Gandhian thought is the Congress culture, says PM Modi on Dandi March anniversary

Mahatma Gandhi launched the Dandi march from the Sabarmati Ashram on March 12, 1930 (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 12, 2019, 09.43 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi for his launch of Dandi March in 1930 and asserted that his government has been carrying out all its works in the true spirit of the guidance of the Father of the Nation.

"Gandhi Ji taught us to think of the plight of the poorest person we have seen and think about how our work impacts that person. I am proud to say that in all aspects of our Government’s work, the guiding consideration is to see how it will alleviate poverty and bring prosperity. Sadly, the anti-thesis of Gandhian thought is the Congress culture," Prime Minister wrote in a blog paying tributes to Gandhiji for the launch of Dandi March also known as the Salt March of 1930.

"Sadly, the anti-thesis of Gandhian thought is the Congress culture," he added.

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The Dandi March began on March 12, 1930, and continued till April 6, 1930. It was a 24-day non-violent march led by Mahatma Gandhi.

The Dandi Salt March began with around 80 people, but as more and more people joined in for the 390 km-long journey, it grew into a strong force of 50,000 people.

Though aimed at protesting unfair Salt Laws, Dandi March shook the foundations of colonial rule and became a strong symbol of fighting injustice and inequality.

(With inputs from agencies)