The Congress on Wednesday released a poster highlighting the failures of the Narendra Modi-led central government on completion of its four years in power. The Congress tagged the poster as ‘Vishwashghaat’ (betrayal). The poster was released by senior party leaders Ashok Gehlot and Randeep Singh Surjewala. While releasing the poster, Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said that people have lost trust in the current government. “There is sense of fear and mistrust among people today. Their trust has been broken. Fuel prices are sky-rocketing. This is a loot. They (Centre) don’t even care about it,” Gehlot was quoted as saying. about it,” Gehlot was quoted as saying.
On the other hand, the government has planned to hold a series of media events in the coming days to publicise its achievements. From the government, at least four Union ministers are likely to hold press conferences in Delhi between May 24 and May 28 to highlight the key policy initiatives of the government. Some sources told PTI that ministers may also interact with Op-Ed columnists. Besides mega events in Delhi, regional press meets are also being planned in many cities. As per PTI, press conferences in Delhi have been planned for May 24, 25, 27 and 28. The government had planned similar events last year. The ruling BJP had organised presentations by key ministers to highlight key initiatives by the government. PM Narendra Modi took over as the head of nation on May 26, 2014.
This time, pro-poor initiatives of the government, such as Ujjawala Yojana, Saubhagya Yojana, and the Prime Minister Awas Yojana, will remain as the key theme of the celebration. Social media, including blogs, would also be used to reach out to the people. Last year, the BJP had planned Modifest to celebrate the occassion.