BJP came to power by making false promises: Digvijaya Singh

The projects inaugurated during the last 60 days were the works done by Congress government, he claimed.

By: Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Published: August 24, 2014 4:51 pm
Rosberg has extended his contract with Mercedes. (Source: Reuters) By making false promises and spreading them, people of this country were misled, Digvijaya Singh said.

Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power by “making false promises”, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh today said some shortcoming lay with his party too in taking the UPA’s achievements effectively to the people.

“Gujarat model of development. What is this Gujarat model of development? By making false promises and spreading them, people of this country were misled. Narendra Modi was Chief Minister for 12 years. Number of poor grew. Malnutrition grew,” Digvijay alleged.

“Eliminating corruption is talked about. But, Babubhai Bokaria, who was given three-year punishment by court, is minister even today. And, they talk about eliminating corruption. Narendra Modi is an expert in speech and making false promises. They (facts) would all come out,” he further alleged.

Referring to BJP’s charge that Congress has not done anything in 60 years, he wondered whether the inaugurations of projects done by the government in the last 60 days (after NDA came to power) were completed only during the period.

The projects inaugurated during the last 60 days, including railway line to Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu, power project in Leh and NTPC plant, were done by Congress government, he claimed.

“Have you done this in 60 days? You have come this far by making false promises. But, our mistake also lies in this. We could not campaign. We could not take the work of UPA to the people. We could not give confidence to people by taking the achievements of UPA to the people,” Singh said.

The AICC General Secretary was speaking at a convention organised on the city outskirts to deliberate on the future course of action for Telangana Congress.

Observing that Congress could not muster public support which it should have for having delivered on separate Telangana demand, he said there is a need to reflect on that.

Claiming that the credit for passing the separate Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha should go to the UPA despite stiff opposition, he said the Congress might not have succeeded in taking it to the people.

In an apparent reference to the alleged differences within Telangana Congress, he said: “We are all political workers and we have our ambitions. But, we have to accept that there was a shortcoming on our part.”

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  1. R
    Aug 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
    so you have never made false promise ? Please see in your collar before blaming someone.
    1. P
      Aug 25, 2014 at 4:53 am
      It is an insult to the Indian people to say that they were carried away by false promises. This fellow Digvijay Singh, who is not less office bearer than a general secretary of the party should not say such blatant lie, even if with his people.
      1. H
        Aug 24, 2014 at 11:51 am
        PM: please make Diggi governor of a state; he seem to be very frustrated due to lack of power since long time; we all Indians like him a lot
        1. Kuldeep Saxena
          Aug 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm
          It is very unfortunate time and again you people keep cribbing it was our project or we wanted to do this or that then why didn't you people did it. Your party has ruled this country for more than 65 years now but so many things you had but failed to convert.It iss now quiet late to repent on this.You people had every thing at your disposal but instead you made the country move in negative direction. However, Congress men did what they should have not done including some of things should have not done individually or jointly which earned the then government bad name like- Mr. Sighvi, you yourself and Mr Throoer. Anyway forget the past earlier it will be good for you.But time will tell the people of this country who made false promises and who are to survive for its commitments to the people of this country.
          1. H
            Aug 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm
            No Indian believe in Diggy statements except he make it for internal consumption.
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