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Congress’s comment on PM’s first speech ‘unfair’: Venkaiah Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. (Sources: PTI) Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. (Sources: PTI)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: June 12, 2014 9:26 pm | Updated: June 12, 2014 9:33 pm

Government on Thursday dubbed as “unfair” the Congress comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first speech in Parliament had “lack of content” and was “repeat of rhetoric”.

“It is an unfair comment. President’s address is a broad  statement of intent and detailed action plan is (reflected) through various budgetary provisions.

“You cannot expect wonders in one week or ten days…(the talk of) prices rising, temperatures rising…really sad,” senior BJP leader and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters.

On Wednesday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had said that the Prime Minister should have unveiled the road map for delivering on promises made in the President’s Address to Parliament.

“Instead of making promises, time has now come for concretised action…The reply of the Prime Minister could have had far more content and a plan and a roadmap for delivery of the promises that the President had made in his Address to the Joint Sitting of Parliament”, he had said.

Surjewala, at the outset, however had said that he is not doubting the intention of the government to implement the measures they promised.

Exhorting to shun pessimism, the Prime Minister had said in Parliament that his government would focus on uplift of the poor while working for development of all sections, including Muslims, and promised to take along every political party and state to make the country prosperous and powerful.

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