Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on “political dynasty”, calling it the biggest “enemy of democracy.” He was speaking to the nation’s youth about the importance of being entrepreneurs and leaders, during the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival.

 He asked the nation’s youth to take advantage of the flexibility and innovative learning format provided by the recent National Education Policy. “We are trying to create an ecosystem in the country, absence of which, often compels the youth to look towards foreign shores,” the Prime Minister said.

 Training his guns on dynasty politics, the PM said, “Dynasty politics gives rise to incapability and dictatorship in a democratic setup as such people work towards saving the politics of family and family in politics. Days of winning election by the crutches of a surname are over still this malaise of dynastic politics is far from over. Political dynasty pro motes self and family instead of pushing nation first. This is a major cause of social corruption in India.”

Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his birthday anniversary PM Modi said, “Even with the passage of time, impact and influence of Swami Vivekananda remains intact in our national life. His views on nationalism and nation-building and his teaching regarding serving the people and serving the world continue to inspire us.”

While pushing the next generation to get into politics and help build the nation, PM Modi said that today, honest people are getting the opportunity to serve, changing the old notion of politics as a site of unscrupulous activities. He added that honesty and performance have become the need of the hour. 

He concluded his statements by stating that each and every effort, innovation, honest pledge by today’s youth is laying a strong foundation for our future.