Narendra Modi’s speech in Lok Sabha lacked content: Congress

It said that it is not doubting the intention of the government to implement the measures they promised.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 11, 2014 8:20 pm
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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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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 12, 2014 at 10:28 am
    I know, If Mr Narendra Modi want to lead India like Indira hi and Pt Nehru, he will do women welfare and poor welfare work, its in him, he is free to do the right thing with the mandate he has got... but then, we will know if he is genuine in 100 days. Let the man define himself and live up to it.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 12, 2014 at 10:29 am
    Truth not only points out the way along which we ought to move, but reveals the only way in which to move. And, therefore, all of us must willingly or unwillingly move along the way of truth, some spontaneously accomplishing the task set us in life, others submitting involuntarily to the law of life.
  3. A
    Jun 11, 2014 at 5:29 pm
    Let Surjewala first find out the speeches made by Congress PM - MMSingh. Check for the road maps. Neither Road nor Map will be available. Then look at NM's speech. Does he have the capacity to understand the difference?
  4. I
    Jun 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm
    very well said
  5. S
    Jun 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm
    Both Surjewala and Sanjay Jha are hired spokesmen for defeated congress.They think and speak foul only as they are paid for that.But today's Modi's extempore speech is a thousand times better and meaningful than that of any speech by nominated PM of Sonia hi.
  6. D
    Jun 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    I think the Congressmen who haven't understood the speech and that is why their criticism is like "no content" . They are still in shock of defeat.
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    Dr. Sadhak
    Jun 12, 2014 at 6:51 pm
    Shame on Congress, after failing the country for decades wants answers in days when it comes to modi's government.
  8. H
    Jun 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm
    Rahul cannot talk. Indians must thank God that Rahul is not the PM, and he never will.
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