Narendra Modi govt at 4: Rahul Gandhi releases 'report card' as Congress slams BJP's performance in various sectors
The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the completion of its four years in power
The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the completion of its four years in power, accusing it of betraying the people of the country and not fulfilling the promises the ruling BJP had made to them.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted a "report card" for the BJP government, alleging it failed on multiple fronts, from agriculture to foreign policy.
4 Yr. Report Card
Foreign Policy: F
Fuel Prices: F
Job Creation: F
Slogan Creation: A+
Self Promotion: A+
Master communicator; struggles with complex issues; short attention span.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 26, 2018
Releasing a booklet titled "Betrayal", the Congress party said that the agriculture sector remained stressed during the past four years as farmers did not receive the minimum support price for their produce.
Congress general-secretary Avinash Pande said unemployment has increased during the BJP rule. The party cited labour bureau statistics in the booklet to say that the BJP-led Union government created only 4.16 lakh jobs in 2016-17 against Modi's promise of creating 2 crore jobs per year.
Pande said atrocities against Dalits, minorities and the tribal people "have left them insecure."
"Women are also insecure while farmers, youths, businessmen are feeling betrayed by the prime minister and the BJP, which made tall promises before coming to power but did nothing in the last four years," he told reporters.
"We are protesting against the government and will make people aware (about it) everywhere," he said.
The Modi government is on Saturday completing its four years in power. BJP has said its government is sensitive and committed to developing villages. BJP president Amit Shah said Prime Minister Modi has ended the politics of appeasement, dynasty and casteism. He has ushered the politics of development, Shah said.
At the press conference in Jaipur, Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot slammed Rajasthan's Vasundhara Raje government, saying it faces allegations of corruption.
He claimed that 150 farmers have committed suicide in Rajasthan but neither the chief minister nor her ministers are concerned. "The government has money to spend on installing fountains in the front of bungalows of ministers and on events like Resurgent Rajasthan but not for farmers," Pilot said.
He said the state government faces several corruption allegations.
Pilot alleged the Raje government reappointed Lokayukta without consulting the leader of the opposition and reinstated officers involved in mines scam without the completion of probe.
He suggested that the BJP was facing infighting among its leaders. "There is a crisis of credibility in BJP," he said.
In contrast, Pilot said, Congress leaders are united and focused on winning the next assembly elections in Rajasthan.
He said the Congress party will decide on its chief ministerial candidate after the election results are declared.
Speaking about Congress workers misbehaving with the party's national spokesperson Sandeep Singh Chaudhary at a public event in Jaipur district's Shahpura area on Friday, he said strict action will be taken against those found guilty.
With inputs from IANS
'We will give you a clean, corrupt-free govt': Rahul Gandhi at oath-taking ceremony in Bengaluru
In its election manifesto, Congress promised to implement the ‘guarantees’ of 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti), Rs 2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family, among other things
Parliament building row: Who is attending, who is boycotting?
Political parties are divided over the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While NDA allies and some other parties – Naveen Patnaik’s BJD and Shiromani Akali Dal – will be present during the event, at least 20 Opposition parties have decided to stay away
'Why does Congress hate Indian culture so much?' asks Amit Shah, says party reduced Sengol to 'walking stick'
Amid the war of words between the ruling and opposition parties over the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Shah said the Congress needs to 'reflect' on its behaviour