Finding Lokpal: Rahul Gandhi reminds Narendra Modi of 2013 promise

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New Delhi | Published: January 5, 2018 4:57:42 PM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Friday (December 5) once again took to poetry to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his latest tweet, Rahul Gandhi highlighted Modi's undelivered promise of appointing Lokpal.

Rahul Gandhi reminds OM Modi of his Lokpal promise

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Friday (December 5) once again took to poetry to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his latest tweet, Rahul Gandhi highlighted Modi’s undelivered promise of appointing Lokpal. In the tweet, along with a quartet, he writes, “Are the ‘defenders of democracy’ & ‘harbingers of accountability’ listening? #FindingLokpal.” The phrases – ‘defenders of democracy’ and harbingers of ‘accountability’, have apparently been used in sarcasm which actually indicates the contrary. He also attached a 2013 tweet of PM Modi, which reads, “Am very proud of the positive & proactive role played by BJP MPs under the leadership of @SushmaSwarajbjp & @arunjaitley in passing Lokpal Bill.” One of the major planks of the BJP’s election campaign was the appointment of the Lokpal (anti-corruption ombudsman) and Modi himself, had promised to appoint one as soon as he came to power. However, that hasn’t been done as of now.

(RAHUL GANDHI TWEET)

Earlier, in 2013, heralding the passing of the Lokpal Bill as a victory of the efforts of all Indians, Narendra Modi duly attributed the enactment as a fitting tribute to the struggle and determination of Anna Hazare. Modi expressed his delight in a tweet writing, “Passage of Lokpal Bill in Parliament is a victory for the efforts of all Indians. I congratulate all our MPs on this momentous occasion.”

This is Rahul Gandhi’s second attack in the last two days. Earlier, he used figures of declining investments to taunt Modi government over its ‘Make in India’ initiative, terming the numbers an update on “Fake in India programme”. “Guys a quick update on the Fake in India program,” he tweeted, using the hashtag “#FakeinIndia” with it. He also tagged a news report with his tweet that claimed fresh investments in India plunged to a 13-year low as the number of stalled projects rose in the December quarter.

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