'Leaderless, directionless': Prakash Javadekar slams Opposition parties for criticising 'Howdy, Modi' event

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday slammed the Opposition parties for calling 'Howdy, Modi' an 'event management' tactic and said that they do not have any real issue at hand

Asian News International September 24, 2019 09:39:16 IST
'Leaderless, directionless': Prakash Javadekar slams Opposition parties for criticising 'Howdy, Modi' event
  • Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday slammed the Opposition parties for calling 'Howdy, Modi' an 'event management' tactic and said that they do not have any real issue at hand

  • 'It is desperation. They have no point and no issues at hand. They are leaderless, directionless and visionless,' said Javadekar

  • His comments came after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the Centre must answer questions 'not through event management but sound economic management'

New York: Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday slammed the Opposition parties for calling 'Howdy, Modi' an "event management" tactic and said that they do not have any real issue at hand. "It is desperation. They have no point and no issues at hand. They are leaderless, directionless and visionless," said Javadekar.

Leaderless directionless Prakash Javadekar slams Opposition parties for criticising Howdy Modi event

File image of Union minister Prakash Javadekar. PTI

His comments came after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the Centre must answer questions "not through event management but sound economic management". Other Opposition leaders had also rallied behind him to take a jibe at the incumbent government.

Javadekar, who holds charge of the environment, forest and climate change ministry, also mounted a scathing attack on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for taking the credit for improving the air quality of the national capital.

"It does not matter who takes the credit. People know who has worked. If there is an increase in dengue cases, they (AAP government) put the blame on municipal corporation and if it is fine, they take all the credit. He (Arvind Kejriwal) cannot do politics on the false pretext. He will learn eventually."

The Union minister said that the air quality of Delhi improved after the Eastern Peripheral Highway was made functional, Raj Ghat power plants were shut, industrial pollution controlled and the green cover was increased.

Javadekar further asserted that the green cover across the country has increased by 15,000 square kilometres in the last five years. Alluding to the ban on the single-use plastic, he said, "Everyday 10,000 tonne of plastic goes undisposed. From 2 October, single-use plastic will be banned. It is a public movement."

During the address to the nation on the Independence Day from Red Fort last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for freedom of India from single-use plastic.

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