‘Only bhashan, no shasan’: Congress slams Modi Sarkar on second anniversary

‘BJP government a complete failure, its biggest achievement is creation of social tension’

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2016 2:04 am
narendra modi, modi govt, congress, modi government anniversary, NDA anniversary, modi government failure, modi government success Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

As the Narendra Modi government celebrated the completion of its second year in office Thursday, the Congress launched an all-out counter offensive with its top leaders addressing press conferences in 27 cities. It lashed out at the Modi government for being a “complete failure” and for “thriving just on advertisements”. The opposition party also dared the Prime Minister and his ministers for a debate on the government’s performance.

“The biggest achievement of the government is creation of social tension, provocative statements by MPs, MLAs and ministers and now Governors of the Sangh Parivar, unnecessary controversy on food habits, crackdown on universities, shrinking space of democratic dissent, mob violence, fear among minorities, SCs and STs….abuse of Governor’s office, undermining the authority of Parliament and toppling of elected governments,” said Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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While claiming that the Modi government had failed in reviving the economy, he said that the return of black money had remained a hollow promise and there was no investigation happening into the Panama disclosures.

“Rural distress is at its peak, agricultural production is low, farmer suicides have become order of the day, there is no compensation for crop loss and no hike in minimum support price for foodgrains… This government is all about renaming and repackaging schemes…They cannot conceive any schemes. They are masters of renaming and repacking and advertising,” said Azad at a joint press conference in Delhi along with party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Kapil Sibal and Randeep Surjewala.

Mocking the BJP’s ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ slogan, Kharge said: “The country is now asking ‘kiska saath, kahan hai vikas’.”

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Former Union minister Kapil Sibal said that according to statistics, PM Modi delivered a speech every 45 hours, but “never answered the burning questions”.

“What is his foreign policy? His policy vis-à-vis Pakistan is blow hot, blow cold. Those who carried out the attack in Pathankot were invited to Pathankot. When they were in opposition, they used to say rupee is on ventilator. Where is the rupee now?… What are they celebrating?… Sensex was 8,000 points when Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister in 2004, it touched 24,000 when he left office in 2014. Where is the Sensex now…25,600…Sensex has gone up 2 per cent and rupee has dived 16 per cent…This is their achievement..How many jobs have they created? In 2015-16, just 1.34 lakh new jobs were created as against his (Modi’s) promise of creation of 2 crore jobs every year,” he said.

Sibal ridiculed the government saying it was “fraudulently dynamic and dynamically fraudulent”. “Manmohan Singh used to speak less, but his work used to speak for him… He (Modi) keeps on speaking, but his work does not speak… I am challenging the Modi government, I am challenging Modi or any of the ministers of his government…let us debate on your achievements,” he said.

The Congress also came out with a short film to highlight the Modi government’s ‘failures’.



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  1. prakash gotimukul
    May 27, 2016 at 5:25 am
    Congress means corruption. Leader scamqueen . President n VP are out on bail in NH case. With what face are they shouting. The w of top leaders including the purest of all Manmohan, AP and host of beurocrats are named in Agusta. Bribe was paid and bribe giver is in jail in Italy. Not a word of any interest shown by congress that they r interested in finding the culprit. How will they, it needs a riad on 10JP.lt;br/gt;All states lost, only Karnataka , which will be taken by urappa by next election...............only address balance will be 10JP for congress and a few Zero theory people, who r themselves Zero
    1. prakash gotimukul
      May 26, 2016 at 10:35 am
      With 44 they make so much noise. Just one karnataka big state with them........urappa will take it away from Siddha. Then only one address for Cong 10 JP. That too till tihar one day. What r these bonded labourers shouting abt. Modi will not listen to 44. He has better parties to listen. He will directly listen to people of India. U morons have lost the confidence of people. U congis are bonded to family, not nation. So to 10JP and give a copy of your PC speeches. U may be awarded with dog biscuits. enjoy
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        Chander Pal
        May 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm
        Congress is rattled. No damaad damage; no more files going to the biggest madam; no 2G; Coal no more blackens the face; wealth is no longer common to old partywalas and my goodness no more corruption. So while Modi is doing only shaasan, R G has to all the bhaashan.
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          Satendra kumar
          May 26, 2016 at 9:28 am
          The Modi's Government found most honest trustworthy faithfully sincerely and with love a message A Lords Almighty will give a green p for it's governance to Indian souls.God might be happy.
          1. R
            May 26, 2016 at 10:11 am
            With upa only paralysis or scams or scams or lootings. 2G coalgate, helicopter, etc.
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