Senior Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam today alleged that the Narendra Modi government is engaged only in "publicity" instead of delivering on the ground...
Senior Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam today alleged that the Narendra Modi government is engaged only in “publicity” instead of delivering on the ground what he had promised two years ago and has failed on all fronts.
“Modi government has been a complete failure on all fronts in its first two years, the period which is enough to evaluate the performance of any government,” Mumbai Pradesh Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam told reporters here.
It did not deliver on its promises, failed to give direction to its policies in two years of regime and engaged in intense publicity alone in these two years, he said.
“Around Rs 1,000 crore was spent on today’s advertisements published in various newspapers alone,” said Nirupam who was accompanied by Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief and Education Minister Ashok Choudhary.
“Those who know Modi’s functioning in Gujarat also know that he cannot survive in power for long without polarising people on communal lines and he is still in power at the Centre due to polarisation on communal lines,” he added.
The senior Congress leader asked Modi what happened to his promises of bringing back black money from abroad, giving employment to two crore people, containing price rise, giving farmers cost of production plus 50 per cent etc.
Stating that the Centre’s growth figure is a fudged one, he said the actual GDP growth rate hovers between 5 to 5.5 per cent.
Industrial and farm growth have been 0.1 per cent and 2 per cent respectively in past 17 months which is abysmally low, Nirupam said.
“Foodgrain production, which was 263 million tonnes in 2013-14 during UPA regime, declined to 250 million tonnes during NDA regime,” he said.
The Centre has failed to check increasing price especially of pulses, he added.
Talking about ‘Adarsh Sansad Gram Yojana’, he asked Modi as to what happened to Jayapur village which he (Modi) had adopted under the scheme besides agreement signed with Japan for Varanasi’s development.
Nirupam alleged that the Modi government changed the names of 18 schemes that were launched during UPA regime.