The Congress on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks at the BJP workshop of state core committee members, noting that it was a promise of development, growth and jobs which had brought him to power and not a promise of nationalism.
“We want to remind Narendra Modi ji that it was not nationalism that brought you to power. It was development, jobs, growth, good governance, promise of alleviating poor from poverty,eradicating inflation and bringing ‘Acche Din’ for all,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement.
“His statement at the BJP Core group meeting is one more act of political deception by a prime minister whose promise of ‘acche din’ (good days) stands exposed before the nation,” he added.
Surjewala claimed that people can see through Modi’s words.
“After two years when inflation remains high, internal security compromised, foreign affairs directionless, unemployment rising manifold and economic growth stagnant, Prime Minister Modi is shifting the goal post,” he claimed.
“People of India will hold him accountable not just for his ‘pseudo nationalism’ but fake and unfulfilled promises,” the Congress leader said.
Modi had said during the workshop that nationalism has been BJP’s core identity and the party does not need to prove it.