Taking a jibe at “hollow” promises of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at Centre, political secretary of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Friday said that the present government was a “Hologram Government” which only created illusion of things which were not palpable.
Patel was addressing Congress workers during the party’s celebration of 56th Foundation Day of Gujarat and Labour Day that also witnessed almost all the top leaders of the party in Gujarat including Gujarat Congress President Bharatsinh Solanki and Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assemby Shankersinh Vaghela.
Speaking on the occasion, Patel said that Modi who was earlier chief minister of Gujarat had made hollow promises of “Acche Din”. He criticised the government schemes like Jan-Dhan, Cleaning Ganga, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India and Smart Cities.
“The purpose of Make in India is to create employment opportunities and to bring in investment. But, the employment opportunities have not increased and there is no investment,” Patel said.
Patel then referred to Modi’s recent visit to Germany where a presentation was made in which a hologram image of a Lion was produced. “The image is created, but you can’t touch or feel it. This is government is like that hologram, it’s not a ‘suj buj wali government’, but a Hologram Government,” Patel said.
Patel also criticised the promises made by Modi government like cleaning Ganga river and building 100 Smart Cities. He said that so far there are no signs of clean Ganga.
Patel also took a dig at the Gujarat Government for allegedly ignoring the contribution of leaders and workers of Maha Gujarat Andolan due to which Gujarat got statehood.
Patel then asked the Congress workers to bring out people’s issues while stating that in present political scenario, Congress had a great responsibility. He also asked Congress workers to go to each and every nook of Gujarat to spread awareness on the Land Acquisition Ordinance that the NDA Government has promulgated. He cited the examples of Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi who have started to bring the issue to people.
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