Reacting to the prime minister’s remarks, Congress spokesman Pawan Khera said the prime minister “wasted” nine years in “abusing” the elders and ancestors of this country.
“You (prime minister) insult three generations when you say nothing happened in the last 70 years, then you do not bother about the image of the country,” Khera said in a video statement in Hindi posted on his Twitter account.
Khera claimed that the prime minister in his remarks abroad had said that people considered it unfortunate to be born in India, and asked if he was not worried of what he was doing to the country’s image.
“Mr. Prime Minister, you attack democracy and that is why discussions are held on it. If challenges to democracy are being discussed in front of Cambridge University students then that is an effort to strengthen democracy,” he said.