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P Chidambaram takes on Narendra Modi: All you wanted to know in 10 points

Tue January 05 2016, 2:36 pm
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    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on New Year's day accused the PM Narendra Modi government of engaging in 'rhetoric and U-turns' on the foreign policy front, and said people are not impressed by the numerous visits of prime minister abroad and want to know about the gains. Here are the top 10 points raised by P Chidambaram against PM Narendra Modi: (Express Photo)

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    1. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: Congress's opposition to NDA government's wrong policies or poorly-drafted laws or ill-conceived schemes or acts of misconduct or misuse of government agencies cannot be termed obstructionism – (this came as a reaction to prime minister castigating Congress for blocking Parliament). (Express Photo)

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    2. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: PM Modi's 'drop-in' at Lahore in Pakistan on Christmas day is an 'impulsive' step; what matters in diplomacy is coherent steps and not impulsiveness. (PTI)

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    3. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: I wish to make particular mention of troubled relations with Pakistan, Nepal and the Maldives. On Pakistan, more and more people are asking if the government has a clear and consistent policy at all. (Express Photo)

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    4. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: In Nepal, India seems to have lost the goodwill of all concerned - the Government of Nepal, the Madhesi parties and the people of Nepal who have suffered immense hardship over the last four months. Rhetoric, U-turns, and impulsive steps do not make a coherent foreign policy. (PTI)

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    5. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: People have begun to ask hard questions on the gains made through these visits by the prime minister. When anything is overdone, there are not only diminishing returns, it also invites ridicule as you will find from a cursory survey of the social media. (PTI)

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    6. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: Former FM said the government has shown no willingness to engage with the Opposition on any important issue. Whether it is the conduct of foreign policy, relations with neighbouring countries, the rise of intolerance, communal violence, threats to internal security, momentous legal issues pending in Courts or charges of corruption or misconduct, the government seems to have forgotten India is a Parliamentary democracy. (PTI)

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    7. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: In our view, the overbearing attitude of the government is mainly responsible for the frequent disruptions in Parliament and the absence of cooperation outside Parliament." (Express Photo)

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    8. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: The role of the Opposition in a Parliamentary democracy is well articulated in the old maxim 'to oppose, expose and depose'. (PTI)

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    9. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: Let me remind everyone that we have cooperated with the government in passing 67 and 45 Bills in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, respectively, during the last 19 months. (Express Photo)

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    10. P Chidambaram to Narendra Modi: The onus, however, lies on the government to win the cooperation of all opposition parties and all sections of the people to take the country on the road of peace and prosperity. (Express Photo)

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    Rajendran
    Jan 5, 2016 at 6:51 am
    This Chidambaram, who is fund embezzler, money launderer, black money der (read Vasan eye care case) is commenting about Narendra Modi. Shame!
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