PM Modi claimed that the massive opposition meeting against the BJP was a gathering planned to cover up these political parties’ corruption allegations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the opposition parties of being “of, by, and for the family” in a stinging attack on Tuesday. He essentially declared the Veer Savarkar Airport’s new integrated terminal building open and predicted that it will bolster the archipelago’s economy and promote tourism.
He made fun of the opposition gathering in Bengaluru by stating, “People are saying that this gathering is to promote corruption. The opposition parties have given a clean chit to the DMK despite corruption cases in Tamil Nadu. The Left and the Congress are also mum on panchayat poll violence in West Bengal despite attacks on their cadre.” “They (opposition parties) are not concerned about the development of the children of the country’s poor. Their common minimum programme is to increase corruption for their family. Democracy means ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’. But these dynastic parties have the mantra of ‘of the family, by the family, for the family’. For them, their family is first, and the nation is nothing,” he stated.
According to PM Modi, the number of tourists visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has doubled since 2014 and would rise significantly over the next few years as a result of the development of the archipelago’s infrastructure. “We brought submarine optical cable fibre to the islands and built a medical college in Port Blair. Our government allotted Rs 48,000 crore for the development of the archipelago in the last nine years. This is double of what was spent by the previous government,” he mentioned.
“The tricolour was unfurled in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (in 1943) even before it was hoisted at Red Fort after India got Independence. But there were still signs of slavery. We removed those by renaming several islands to honour our freedom struggle,” he added. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia visited the airport earlier in the day, erected a statue of V. D. Savarkar there, and then took a tour of the facility. General (Retd.) V K Singh, the Union Minister of State for Road, Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation, accompanied him. The building’s shell-like design represents the island’s natural surroundings.