The Congress on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first address to Parliament lacked “content” and was a mere repetition of the “same rhetoric”.
Minutes after the Prime Minister’s reply to the motion of thanks to the President’s address, the Congress reminded the government that instead of making promises, time has now come for concrete action.
“The reply of the Prime Minister could have had far more content and a plan and a road map for the delivery of promises that the President has made. That is what we expected of the PM…. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister chose to not do so but merely repeated the same rhetoric,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.
He said Modi should have unveiled a road map for implementing the promises made in the President’s address. “As a constructive opposition, the agenda of nation building will have the first support of the Congress. We request the government to lay down a road map,” he said.
Surjewala, however, said that he is not doubting the intention of the government to implement the measures they promised. “Instead of making promises, time has now come for concrete action,” he said.
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