Bhopal: Rita Joshi calls Narendra Modi 'selfie PM'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: May 25, 2015 22:42 IST

Launching a fresh offensive on the one-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party government, Congress national spokesperson Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday called Narendra Modi a 'selfie PM'.

Taking a dig over Modi for clicking 'selfies' with world leaders, Joshi said the prime minister should instead come to the streets and meet farmers, labourers and the common man and get 'selfies' clicked with them.

"The farmers and the labourers, the middle-class and the poor-all are feeling the pinch as prices of essential commodities have gone up. The prime minister should redress them," she said, while addressing a press conference in the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) office on Monday.

"The BJP had promised that 'achche din' (good days) would arrive in 100 days. Also, there were promises of bringing down prices, increasing GDP, bringing back black money and creating jobs. But nothing has happened. In fact, all the UPA schemes are being rebranded and the BJP is taking credit for them," she said.

The MLA from Lucknow Cantt constituency of Uttar Pradesh also flayed the ruling party for failing to curtail food grain prices. "The income of people in rural areas has gone down. Prices of grains, including pulses, flour and other goods, have gone up.

Farmers are suffering because they didn't get compensation for the crop loss," she claimed. The Opposition has continuously attacked the BJP for not doing much for the unseasonal rain-hit farmers.

She said that a strange scenario had emerged in the country under the new regime. "For the first time industrialist accompany the PM to foreign countries and sign MoUs."

Joshi also attacked BJP for increasing oil prices. She said that the fall in crude oil prices didn't reflect in oil prices within the country.

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