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Congress attacks BJP on 3 years of Modi govt, calls it ‘lipapoti sarkar’

The Congress attacked Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday as BJP-led NDA government completed three years.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Congress’ chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia addressing a press conference at the AICC HQ in New Delhi on Tuesday on three years of Narendra Modi government. (Source: ANI)

As the NDA government completes three years in office at the Centre, the Congress launched an attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said: “In the last three years, in the process of selling dreams of achhe din, this government has made people helpless. There is an environment of intolerance rampant in the country. If anybody talks about it, they are termed as anti-nationals. The government decides what the people should eat, learn and wear. This government tries to push its policies based on a regimented ideological approach.”

The party screened a video titled “teen saal barbaad, lipapoti sarkar” at the Congress headquarters. At the press conference, Congress leaders pulled out key poll planks and promises by the Centre and pointed out how many of the schemes had ‘not been realised including some bumper packages announced to states like Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar’. The main points of criticism included the security situation in Kashmir, terrorist attack, intolerance and farmers’ woes.

Scindia raised the issue of anti-romeo squads that were formed under the new Yogi-Adityanath led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. “The formation of anti-romeo squads; how to question or trouble an individual is the policy of the government.”

He said, “The government and its representatives have spread an anti-Dalit ideology across the country and it is  trying to create a Dalit-free and tribal-free country.”

“The RBI is dancing to the tunes of the government… Planning Commission, which formed the economic policies of the country for the last 60 years, is now an architect of bumper lotteries and draw”. He was referring to the lottery and draws announced by NITI Aayog, erstwhile Planning Commission, during demonetisation to promote digital economy,” he said.

Scindia said that the prevailing security situation in Kashmir was the result of a “marriage of convenience between PDP and BJP”. “Whenever there is a terrorist attack or a border security situation, it is said that we will respond strongly. However, nothing is done”.

Congress leader Sachin Pilot added that “the farmers of the country are suffering more anguish than anyone.” The BJP is diverting attention from important issues to sentimental issues, he said.

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    1. Uday Mallik
      Jun 4, 2017 at 10:43 am
      Why is it that every time there is a criticism of the Govt. supporters of the latter reply with all kinds of stupid comments and abuses but never answer the points made. Take Mr. Dinesh Singh's comments. He talks about what he sees as Congress policies he then takes a dig at Mr. Scindias background but he doesn't dare to respond to the real points at issue. I request Mr. Dinesh Singh to counter the points made by Mr. Scindia so that we can start an intelligent debate instead of indulging in taunts and abuses.
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      1. Dinesh Singh
        May 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm
        Congress party's old aged divisive policies have been outrightly rejected by Indians in last general election. Cons ution grants status of equality for all but Successive congress govts have promoted the entire social spectrum into fringes of caste,creed and religion through their reservation agenda. Mr Scindia belong to a King family so can he tell or explain the poverty stricken sufferings between A economically weak THAKUR and JATAV families. Raja Sahab Hunger is hunger and you just can not feel its pain.
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          Narendra Vasal
          May 16, 2017 at 4:10 pm
          Please read the last line of my comment as "Manmohan Singh is a great man, but he was in wrong company. So are you."
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            Narendra Vasal
            May 16, 2017 at 4:02 pm
            With due respect to Mr Jyotiraditya Sindhia, may I ask what the Congress, who was in power for most of the time, did for the common people? The public, fed up with their karguzaris, has already rejected them and elected BJP to run the government. Congress has lost the right to speak on behalf of general public. The real meaning of leepa-poti is to carry out repairs to a damaged work. That is what the present government doing now. Who created the Kashmir situation? Even now your party goes and sides with the anti national elements who shout slogans about breaking India in thousand pieces. The entire Congress rule was based on the policy of divide and rule. The anti-romeo squads have been created to protect your sisters, daughters, which you could not do. There is no internal democracy in your party. Your party is still being run as a family busines despite having intelligent and active leaders like you. Manmohan Singh was a great man, but in wrong company. So are you.
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