Opposing the Centre’s move to abolish the Planning Commission, senior Congress leader Manas Bhuniya on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to eradicate all achievements of the Congress rule.
“Going by BJP president Amit Shah’s comment a few days ago that BJP needs to work to make India Congress-free, the prime minister seems to be working in that direction — wiping out all the good work of the Congress regime, including abolishing the Planning commission,” Bhuniya said.
Modi during his Independence Day speech had said a new institution would soon be set up in place of the Planning Commission.
“The Planning Commission bears the heritage of an idea mooted in pre-Independence era… The move to abolish that institution is an attempt to abolish that idea preached by the stalwarts of pre- and post-independent India,” said Bhuniya.
Rather than abolishing the Commission, Bhuniya suggested that the Centre could take up new policies to change its functioning and structure.
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“If questions have been raised over the functioning of the Planning Commission, steps should be taken to revamp it,” he said.