‘India betrayed’ charges Congress on NDA govt’s 4th anniversary

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi and other top leaders duing the 84th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress (INC) at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi, March 17, 2018.

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi and other top leaders duing the 84th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress (INC) at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi, March 17, 2018.

Even as the BJP celebrated the 4th anniversary of its NDA government lauding several initiatives and programmes, the Congress criticised top leadership of the ruling party. Releasing a booklet titled ‘India betrayed’ on the occasion, Congress charged that four year of NDA government has been a period of “treachery, trickery, revenge and lies”.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and Randeep Surjewala said an atmosphere of fear and hatred has been created under the NDA rule.

“People now know that Modi-Amit Shah duo is harmful for country. Four years of the Modi government can be defined in four terms — treachery, trickery, revenge and lies,” AICC communication’s in-charge Surjewala said.

Referring to alleged atrocities on Dalits, tribals, minorities and women, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said, “Nobody is safe in India under the BJP government. Everyone is getting sleepless nights.”

“Atmosphere of fear, hatred and violence was created in the last four years of the Modi government,” AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said at the joint press conference.

They also released and showed a short-film describing the prevailing atmosphere in the country. Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev said women in the country no longer feel safe under the Modi dispensation. Youth Congress chief Keshav Yadav said the youth did not have anywhere to look as their future was in the dark due to the lack of opportunities and jobs.

The principal opposition party held pressers in several other cities on Saturday with its PCC chiefs criticising the BJP-led NDA government releasing the list of claims and charges. .

(With inputs from PTI)