Updated June 1st, 2024 at 13:37 IST

'For Whom Italy is the Best, Will Not...': Chugh Lambasts Cong For Objecting PM's Meditation Plan

“We are proud that PM Modi is meditating at Vivekananda Rock Memorial," Tarun Chugh said.

Reported by: Digital Desk
BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh cast his vote in Amritsar | Image:ANI

Amritsar: Taking a veiled jibe at Congress and the Gandhi family for questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meditation plan at Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari, BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh said that the people for whom Italy is the best, will not know India's culture.

“Those who are raising questions about the PM meditating at Vivekananda Rock Memorial - it is unfortunate. They think the West is Best. But Swami Vivekananda had said in Chicago that India is the best. He waved the flag of India's culture across the world. Those who spend their vacation at nightclubs and pubs, for whom Italy is the best, will not know India's culture. They will not know the contribution of Swami Vivekananda,” news agency ANI quoted the BJP leader as saying.


“We are proud that PM Modi is meditating at Vivekananda Rock Memorial," he added.

PM Modi is currently in Kanyakumari. He is meditating at the Dhyan Mandapam, the very site where revered Hindu philosopher Swami Vivekananda is believed to have had a divine vision about 'Bharat Mata'. His meditation began on May 30 evening and will go on till evening of June 1.


A heavy police deployment has been made around the area to maintain a tight vigil as PM Modi meditates.

Chugh further urged electorates to come out and vote in record numbers.


"Exercising one's franchise is very important. There should be a strong government in the country for the next 5 years, and a decisive and dynamic leader should lead us. So, every voter should vote...I urge everyone to vote," he said.

Tarun Chugh along with his family members cast their vote at a polling booth in Amritsar.


A former diplomat, Taranjit Singh Sandhu is in the electoral fray in Amritsar against Congress' sitting MP and candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla, AAP's Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, and Shiromani Akali Dal's Anil Joshi.

All 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab are voting today in the seventh and final phase of the General elections 2024.


The last phase of polling in the largest festival of democracy started on Saturday as voting began in the last 57 parliamentary constituencies at 7am across seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.


Published June 1st, 2024 at 13:30 IST