A day after Modi government held its mega anniversary event at India Gate, the Opposition continued its attack on the government.
The Congress called the prime minister ‘sapno ka saudagar’ (merchant of dreams) for not keeping the promises he made during the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign.
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said that the NDA government had failed on all fronts. Sharma also ridiculed the claims made by the prime minister on completion of two years in office and accused him of betraying people of the country. He said that Modi’s words had no relation to truth.
“Investments and export have dropped. Lakhs of people have lost jobs. Modi has betrayed the country,” he told reporters in Lucknow.
Sharma, who was Commerce and Industry Minister in the UPA government, said that during the NDA government’s rule investment in agriculture sector had declined.
The Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha charged the Modi government with taking credit by changing the names of schemes launched by the previous UPA government.
“In the past two years, the NDA government ripped the social fabric, slayed institutions, demolished federalism, sunk the economy and shrunk India’s emerging international profile. That is the sum and substance of ‘acche din’,” Congress leader Manish Tewari alleged.
But the BJP was quick to hit back.
Union minister Kalraj Mishra said that the main opposition party has a “negative” attitude and is levelling allegations to hide its shortcomings.
“Congress’ attitude has always been negative. They are levelling allegations to hide their shortcomings. They have always cheated the country and misled the people through false slogans,” Mishra said.
The BJD accused the BJP-led government of moving in a pro-corporate and anti-people direction right from the beginning while the NCP said it was not able to contain the price rise and raised questions on the need for the mega celebrations in the national capital yesterday on completion
of two years in office.
BJD leader Tathagata Satpathy said the Modi government was unable to satisfy people’s wishes on the ground level and that the country has been mis-served due to its “extremely bad managerial skills”.
(With inputs from PTI)