Country’s youths, except Rahul Gandhi, happy with Modi: BJP

"Sonia Gandhi need not worry about the Modi government's work. Due to its pro-poor policies, people have realised what they lost during the 10-year rule (of the UPA) and what they have got under the three-year rule (of the NDA)," BJP spokesperson said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 6, 2017 8:19 pm
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Citing its depleting political strength, the BJP Tuesday mocked at the Congress saying its working committee should ponder if it was left with any “working hand” instead of the works of Modi government. After Congress chief Sonia Gandhi rapped the three-year rule of the government, the BJP targeted her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi claiming that the country’s youths except one, a snide reference to Congress vice president, were happy with its works.

Rejecting the Congress chief charge that there was “fear” in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra invoked 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi and said that fear prevailed in those times, not now. If there is fear now, then it is among the dishonest, he said.

“Sonia Gandhi need not worry about the Modi government’s work. Due to its pro-poor policies, people have realised what they lost during the 10-year rule (of the UPA) and what they have got under the three-year rule (of the NDA). They have shown their support to it often,” he said.

Targeting Rahul over his reported remarks that he was reading holy Hindu scriptures to take on the RSS and the BJP, Patra said he needed to read such books to understand a virtuous party like the BJP, while people needed to read “book of scams” to understand the Congress. He is such a leader that he will read out even from a ration card if his “script writers” gives it to him and asked the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to be concerned about his future.

The BJP leader also attacked Congress leaders like P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal for their criticism of the Army’s action to use a man as a “human shield” in Kashmir. He said the CWC should have sacked Mani Shankar Aiyar for “shamelessly laughing” at separatist leader S A S Gilani’s alleged remarks that India was in control of Kashmir due to its Army.

In reference to the criticism of the CBI raids on the premises of NDTV owners, Patra said the government would not come in the way of enforcement agencies whether the matter involved one paisa or Rs 1,000. Taking a dig at the Congress over its claim that the government’s work was visible on the media not on the ground, he said it was the other way round as people have been supporting the BJP due to its work and rejected the opposition party.

“It is, in fact, the Congress which is visible on TVs but not on the ground. It got merely seven seats in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP 325,” he said. Patra said only one family prospered during the UPA rule while the BJP government believes in developing everybody, claiming that it was due to only one family’s progress that both Sonia and Rahul were out on bail in a case, in reference to the National Herald case.

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    Ram Deshpande
    Jun 7, 2017 at 8:09 am
    Yes it true . All youths old person's are happy with the Modi Govts policy. Other parties when they were in SATTA they have only promoted scam this is a known fact. They have received the public. Curruption was at top. All leaders and officers were happy with that. They only think about how much they can earn by doing Sam's and curruption. Public was totally looted by all those MAHABHAGS. Now this govt and their agencies they uprooting those scams general public common man and poorers are happy. Govt expedite action as declared in manifesto .Thanks to the Modi Govt and their team. We all are with you sir. Ram Deshpande Narayanguda Hyderabad.
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      Kamlesh Kumar Mishra
      Jun 7, 2017 at 6:43 am
      bechara Rahul and his mom. Mr. Rahul collect some reliable personalities in congres if u want to make it live. Don't ruen the party which has asignificant role in freedom fight.
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        Bhagavath B S
        Jun 7, 2017 at 6:35 am
        noted from his hand ,that his brain line is very week , wealth line is of looters money,life line also short?
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          Rajendra B Patel
          Jun 7, 2017 at 5:11 am
          CONGRATULATION BJP JOKER PAPPU IS COMING I MEAN HE IS COMING LAUGHING CLUBS WILL DISAPPEAR
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            Deep Salam
            Jun 7, 2017 at 5:00 am
            He is not a youth he is Pappu ji. Some are born s and remain s, and they get caught in corruptions and anti nationalism.
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              paarth
              Jun 7, 2017 at 4:03 am
              This is not accurate. Rahul is not a youth, he is still pre-adoloscent.
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                dv1936
                Jun 7, 2017 at 4:21 am
                In his heart he is Italian
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                Ash
                Jun 7, 2017 at 2:26 am
                I would much rather have an educated pappu than this govt which has only created disruption and caste wars,gau rakshaks who kill at will,worsened the situation in Kashmir and inflicted the pain of demonetisation on the people.It is tragic that this govt which promised to be transparent still can't tell us how much money came back. 5 months have passed and yet the FM says it will take long time because notes have to be counted.Is he unaware that Banks counted the notes before depositing the same with RBI All the RBI has to do is add the sums deposited with the RBI.Their excuses are becoming so childish. We were promised 2 Cr jobs.Actually because of jobs lost due to demonetisation,the figure is negative.More jobs were lost than added. Various very ambitious targets for homes to be built etc have been made,But in actuality nothing is going to happen in a year or two.These are just jumlas like the 15 lac RS.There have been 2 attacks on army bases by terrorists on BJP watch.
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                  mahesh
                  Jun 7, 2017 at 2:51 am
                  problem is only you would have...the majority still favours Modi
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                    Tushar
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 5:51 am
                    No dude things have changed ..it took long 3 years for people realize that he is just rhetoric .if u ask 10 ...seven out of it will go for a non BJP party ... Government had not only fulfilled promise also had arrogNt approach towards people's stand so far .
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                    S.Kumar
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 3:25 am
                    Our media, most of it, is under remote control of foreign powers, directly or indirectly. If BJP was So bad, why is it still winning elections? Though I agree that the FM has not performed o people's expectations!
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                    Ash
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:09 am
                    It was nice to see patra being asked to apologise for his agenda remark,and to leave when he refused to apologise. It is a rare event on Indian TV where anchors bend over backwards for the BJP spokesperson.Most other channels have become BJP mouthpieces.It shocked Patra so much that he did not know what to do when she asked him to leave.Well done NDTV America so many have resigned from their positions because they feel they can't support illegal orders or because they feel they can't defend Trump in diplomatic circles.Here we do not see such courage or commitment. In 3 years what exactly has BJP achieved.It promised to bring back the black money from abroad in 100 days.It's more than a 1000 days and not a RS has come back,which is probably why no one has received the 15 lac promised.GST was Upa s scheme which was stalled by Modi who said it was anti people legislation.After coming to power BJP says it's the magic mantra which will do all kinds of wonderful things.
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