BJP-led NDA govt failed on all fronts, ‘achche din’ yet to arrive: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia

The Narendra Modi government "mishandled" sensitive matters like internal security and Kashmir issue, the Congress leader said and questioned the country's foreign policy towards Pakistan and China.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 28, 2017 4:36 pm
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia alleged that ‘gau rakshak force’ has been set up by the ruling party to harass innocent people. (PTI photo)

The NDA government has “completely failed” on all fronts during its three-year-rule and people are yet to see ‘achche din’ (good days), which, the BJP had promised, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said here today. Claiming that “there is a big difference between in their (BJP’s) words and deeds”, he alleged that the government is creating an atmosphere of intolerance and is responsible for the rising number of atrocities on Dalits.

The Narendra Modi government “mishandled” sensitive matters like internal security and Kashmir issue, the Congress leader said and questioned the country’s foreign policy towards Pakistan and China.

“The party used to talk about ‘achche din’ (good days) before polls. But so far, ‘achche din’ have not come for the people,” Scindia said.

“An atmosphere of intolerance is being created in the country. If any one speaks against the government, he is declared anti-national. The government is making a policy about what you eat, what you wear and what you think… Anti-Romeo squad is one of such example,” Scindia said.

Alleging that the BJP-led NDA government wants a “Dalit-free India”, he said, “On one side, the government talks about holding special session on Baba Saheb Ambedkar and on the other, our Dalit brothers and sisters are facing atrocities.”

Scindia alleged that ‘gau rakshak force’ has been set up by the ruling party to harass innocent people. “During the Congress’ rule, there was peace in the Valley. Tourism was growing and development was taking place in Kashmir. But now, there is complete uncertainty and the situation there is dangerous,” Scindia said.

Taking a dig at the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir by terming the alliance as “unholy nexus and marriage of convenience”, the Congress leader said, “Girls aged between 13 and 14 years have stones in their hands. It is the Modi government which is responsible for that.”

Questioning the government’s foreign policy, he said, “When Manmohan Singh was the prime minister, he did not visit Pakistan in 10 years. But Modi visited the neighbouring nation thrice in three years.”

“Why is the policy on Pakistan not clear? Strong step must be taken. The most favoured nation status granted to neighbouring country can be withdrawn,” Scindia said.

He said that infiltrations along the Indo-Pak border have been on the rise and questioned the government’s “silence” on mutilation of soldiers’ bodies.

Scindia alleged that under the BJP’s rule, naxalism has grown and CRPF jawans were being killed. Alleging that farmers suffered the most in the last three years, the Congress leader said, “The BJP government had promised to make farming profitable and implement Swaminathan commission report.”

“But on the contrary, the minimum support price of paddy and wheat increased by just 3.9 per cent and 4 per cent respectively. The UPA government had raised paddy and wheat MSP by 10 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively,” he said.

“Farm growth has dipped to 1.7 per cent. That is why farmers are committing suicides. 12,000 farmers committed suicide in the last two years,” Scindia claimed.

“IT companies are laying off people. Our unemployment rate is six per cent. Such kind of situation rose under Modi’s rule,” he alleged, adding the Centre could offer just two to 3.5 lakh jobs as against promise of 2 crore jobs.

Scinida also claimed that the Modi government has just changed the names of various schemes launched by the UPA government and tried to take credit of the same. On GST and Aadhaar issue, he said, “They (BJP) used to oppose Aadhaar and GST (before coming to power). Now, they fully support them. This is their difference between their words and deeds.”

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    rangan anand
    May 30, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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      narayan kutty
      May 30, 2017 at 1:13 pm
      The present govt performed well in all fronts. corrupt congress lacks honest leaders and they disproportionaly appease minorities. congress mukth Barath is possible.
      1. I
        May 30, 2017 at 9:37 am
        Acche din is for common man, not congress
        1. K
          May 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm
          recall Madhav rao father of this another family pappu in making was not allowed by his mother to touch her and did not allow him to perform her last rites people of India have grown up enough to judge them better and have rejected this unholy congress for ever becuse they belong to family of s they sank their rotten boat due to their anti Hindu anti national and hate politics good for India to become sickular and congress mukt they r frustrated for being out of power
          1. S
            May 29, 2017 at 4:08 am
            Ha..ha..ha..ha ... good joke :)
            1. J
              May 29, 2017 at 2:45 am
              There must be thousand Scindia in opposition parties including INC. Why cannot all come out and talk like him. And remove this useless autocratic and nondemocratic govt. There is either Modi or Yogi running the govt, gau raksha or rakshabandan. Stop all these rss, BJP or Hindutva. How can you call a muslim after 1200 years since the time of K BS, Gauri or Qutub and Mughals that they are being discriminated. Let us all Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Isaai Hain ye sare bhai bhai. hi said it right but he was pulled away by Jwahir, Patil and Mohammad Ali. Have not not we learnt that Mohammad Ali was a Hindu like Ilamha Iqbal whose g father became Muslim. There must be some thing good about Muslims that so many people turned into Islam. The learned Indians need to think about it before it is too late.
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                Prem Silhi
                May 29, 2017 at 2:30 am
                This guy ought to know the 1885-born Indian National Congress failed to deliver, wasn't meant to deliver for their loyalty to their British masters. Born in 1971, he is considered along with most youths in India as the harbingers of the true independence. Why is he not working with Modi ji to help bring अच्छे दिन like most other Indians?
                1. J
                  May 29, 2017 at 1:35 am
                  I thought this guy was smart, but he is turning into another Rahul hi
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                    Chandu Shah
                    May 30, 2017 at 4:02 pm
                    Well you thought wrong. I never ever thought that. They all congis are and have always been corrupt from the word go(from well before 1947
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