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Modi govt’s year in office, Congress plans report card to highlight Centre’s ‘failures’

Exposing the “failures” of the NDA government in terms of promises or oratory, Modi and his government are trying to play T20.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 19, 2015 1:35 am
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The Congress is gearing up to launch a counter offensive against the BJP government, which is planning a blitzkrieg to mark a year in office, with a booklet “exposing” the “failures” of the NDA government and 100-plus press conferences by top leaders across the country including one in the Prime Minister’s Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi.

Congress will kick off a series of press meets from Tuesday with former Union minister Kapil Sibal addressing the media at the AICC headquarters. The party has decided to rope in many former ministers including P Chidambaram. Congress’s narrative would be “failure of the Modi government to implement the big promises it had made.”

In Varanasi, Congress will field Jairam Ramesh and Gujarat leader Shakti Sinh Gohil. There will be media interactions in 35-odd cities including all state capitals from May 20 to May 25.


“In terms of promises or oratory, Modi and his government are trying to play T20. From Red Fort to China, there are speeches and promises. Like big sixes and fours in T20 matches, there is big oratory, big promises… In terms of publication and announcements, slightly slower but still swashbuckling like one day cricket. In terms of implementation and achievements, unfortunately not even a test match. More like an abandoned test match,” party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said.

Congress came out with statistics to back the argument that the Modi government fared poorly. On job creation front, it said BJP had promised 250 million jobs over the next 10 years, an average of 25 million per year. Contrary to this, a labour bureau survey revealed that 1.17 lakh new jobs were created in 8 sectors from October to December. “Where is this 2.5 crore job creation a year?” Singhvi asked.

He said Modi promised he would have Ganga cleaned up in a year. “Minister Uma Bharti later said Ganga will be cleaned up in three years. The Supreme Court castigated the government last year saying he Centre’s action plan may not help clean the river even after 200 years. Now the government has filed an affidavit assuring to clean the Ganga by 2018,” he said.

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  1. P
    May 22, 2015 at 2:05 pm
    As a learning, Modi Government should now focus on making India 'CRIME FREE COUNTRY' as that's a 'real need' even as compared to 'Swatch Bharat'. Rgds-
    1. D
      May 19, 2015 at 2:52 am
      Congress is behaving like a 6 year kid with an IQ of 60. That is why they have not done much for the poor Indians for the last 100 years. Their only mission in life is to loot the funds of people and live like Rajas, as most of the members are from the old dynasties of corrupt people.
      1. D
        May 19, 2015 at 7:39 am
        My support is for Modi Govt. In this one year what ever done by the Modi govt. I will rate that 8 out of 10. We can always feel there is strong govt available in India.
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          Dr Motilal
          May 19, 2015 at 5:21 am
          Instead of wasting time on the proposed report card which will help Modi gov. INC should work on "RESERVATION AND QUOTA FREE INDIA " to infuse life in congress .
          1. R
            May 19, 2015 at 5:30 am
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