Tearing into Modi government’s performance, Congress today dubbed it as “fraudulently dynamic” and wondered why it was holding celebrations on its second anniversary when it has nothing to show but “empty promises and gimmicks”.
Fielding a battery of senior leaders, the main opposition party dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a public debate over the issue, maintaining that his government was “surviving because of newspapers and news channels.”
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, former Union Minister Kapil Sibal as also party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala targeted the Prime Minister over a variety of issues including handling of economy, employment and foreign policy.
They claimed that what the country had witnessed in the last two years was just “empty promises and gimmicks” and dubbed Modi government as “most disappointing” ruling dispensation since independence.
“Modi government is not visible on the ground …..It is surviving because of newspapers and news channels…. Government has been thriving on advertisements, Azad said taking a dig at the Prime Minister and his way of functioning at a time when it has unleashed a publcity blitzkrieg on its “achievements”.
Sibal raised questions as to who is driving the foreign policy of India, whether it was the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, the Foreign Minister or the National Security Advisor.
Azad said that government’s foreign policy has been “consistently inconsistent,” vis-a-vis China & Pakistan while Sibal recalled how the two neighboring countries have together acted against New Delhi’s interests. Azad also said there is a “non-existent Naga accord.”
He said that while there is a major agricultural distress, government has done nothing to help farmers. Sibal alleged that the Prime Minister toured various countries of the world, but did not reach out to the farmer.
The Modi government was “fraudulently dynamic and dynamically fraudulent”, he said.
Sibal said that a survey in Varanasi, Prime Minister’s home constituency, showed that 51 per cent women were not happy with his working.