TV pe hero, zameen pe zero: Congress on Modi sarkar

The Congress Party hit out at the BJP-led government saying the only thing it achieved in the last three years is to spread fear among the masses.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2017 2:54 pm
ghulam nabi azad, congress, modi government, indian express news Leader of Opposition and Congress member Ghulam Nabi Azad.

The Congress Party on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government saying in the last three years there was little progress and development in the country. Addressing a press conference following a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), senior party leader and Member of Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Modi government was a hero when it came to being on television, but zero in reality. “Ye sirf naaron aur publicity ki sarkar hai, jo TV pe toh hero dikhti hai par zameeni kaamon mein zero hai (This is a government of slogans and publicity… on TV they look like heroes but on the ground, they are zero),” Azad said, adding that the government has only managed to create ‘fear’ in the last three years.

Following the meeting, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi said vital political issues including the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, the government’s mishandling of the economy, the upcoming presidential polls and the INC organisation elections were discussed.

Addressing the meeting, party president Sonia Gandhi commented on the current political situation saying, “The Modi government has just completed three years in office. Where there was harmony, there is discord. Where there was tolerance, there is provocation. Where there was relative calm, as in Kashmir, there is growing confrontation, tension and fear. Where there was economic potential, there is stagnation. Where there was rich diversity, there is a brazen campaign to strait-jacket the whole country into a regressive and narrow-minded world-view.”

The CWC meeting at Sonia Gandhi’s residence was attended by senior Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Ambika Soni and Janardan Dwiwedi. The CWC is the highest decision-making body of the party.

She added, “The systematic attempt to blunt tools of accountability, undermine the judiciary and suppress dissent, serves this Government the larger purpose of concealing corruption. Cronies and individuals close to the establishment have either seen the dramatic increase in wealth and influence in the last three years or have escaped the wrath of the law and managed to flee the country.”

On J&K, Sonia Gandhi said, “The crisis has come to represent the colossal failure of this government. A divisive agenda is being followed which has undone years of goodwill and progress. It is imperative that the government correct its flawed approach, restore normalcy to regain the trust of the people.” She added that a small group of people, under the leadership of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, is keeping abreast of the situation in the state.

Commenting on the economic situation, Manmohan Singh said, “India’s economic growth has slowed down sharply, driven primarily by the notebandi announcement of November 2016. Private sector investment has collapsed and the economy is running on just one engine of public spending.” He added that the most worrisome aspect was its impact on job creation. “Jobs have been extremely hard to come by for the youth of the nation. The construction industry which was one of the largest employment generators in the country has suffered a contraction. This implies loss of millions of jobs for the nation’s workplace.”

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  1. K
    kijen namet
    Jun 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm
    Let BJP complete their tenure.congress have no rights to exposed their jealousy mind to public, it is the public who feels whether there is progressing or not paring to your government from 15 to 20 years of rascal i think and guess that 3 years of BJP government has done something worth,and i hope in the coming years too they are and they will bring many great changes in the country,jai hind,and for Gods sake please let them to do their work peacefully.
    1. T
      Jun 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm
      The worst ever party in the history is Congress. And the worst ever politicians in the country are Sonia hi and Rahul hi. The comments that have been done by them are just to remind us about their existence. Results of the elections show the fact regarding how much people are hating congress and its so called leaders. I welcome them for criticizing modi ji's government as it doesn't matter to anyone and Everyone treat them as dogs barking when elephant is walking.
      1. S
        Sankar Iyer
        Jun 7, 2017 at 6:12 am
        National Congress called Mr. Naredra Modi ZERO demonstrating following facts: 1. The great admiration for the PM from the Ramanujan level knowledge of Mathematics of the great scholar of Vedanta Don Quixote who is relentlessly fighting against the will of the people. 2. The realization that the contribution of Hindus to Mathematics is Zero and the visible minorities hardly pla any role compels the slow turn of the party towards hated Hindutva. 3. Unlike other numerals Zero has no angles and it is w some and in unison. So your tribute is laudable. Please come up with better slogans
        1. N
          Jun 7, 2017 at 1:16 am
          At least they are heros some where. Introspection is the key word INC. You have not lost the 2014 elections because of nothing.
          1. S
            Jun 7, 2017 at 12:42 am
            why the modi govt never answer any serious issue on t.v debates rather saying that " hame toh pichli sarkar se yhi mila hai, or congress ka kiya karaya h " . now they had completed their 3 years so they should have to take responsibility and should answer about their 3 years inspite of 70 years of congress..
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