A convention of the NCP’s youth wing leaders attack the UPA government for its economic policies.
Union agriculture minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar sitting on the dais, young leaders, later joined by seniors, launched a blistering attack on the Congress and the ruling UPA, of which the party is a key constituent ever since its formation in 2004.
While young leaders said the UPA had “failed” to provide economic political stability in the country, veterans such as TP Peethambar lamented that the government has “lost its credibility” due to various scams and corruption scandals. “Economic policies of the UPA are governed by corporate.”
The relations between NCP and Congress have been blow-hot-blow-cold as the two parties have in the past sparred on many issues, including rising food prices and the Lavasa project near Pune. The Congress has on many occasions blamed Pawar — though indirectly — for the spike in food prices while the NCP retaliated by attacking it on frequent fuel hikes.
The youth wing of the NCP also vent out its anger against the Congress and the Manmohan Singh’s government in its draft economic and political resolution.
“Those at the helm are obsessed with GDP growth. They love to forget the fact that 94% of country’s population is outside the formal economy,” he added.