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‘Only bhashan, no shasan’: Congress takes a swipe at Modi’s ‘Achhe din’

Congress leaders dared PM Narendra Modi for a public debate over its performance and the need for the second anniversary celebrations.

Modi Govt Two Years Updated: May 27, 2016 00:59 IST
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(Right to left) Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Kapil Sibal during the press conference at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.
(Right to left) Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Kapil Sibal during the press conference at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

The Congress on Thursday picked up a range of issues from economy and employment to terrorism and farmer suicides to attack the BJP-led NDA government on Thursday, terming its performance in the past two years as “most disappointing”.

The main opposition party fielded a battery of senior leaders across the country to counter the government’s claims of development and governance.

At the party headquarters in Delhi, senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal, Mallikarjun Kharge and Randeep Singh Surjewala tore into the government, claiming it has failed on all fronts, including job creation and reviving economy.

The leaders dared PM Narendra Modi for a public debate over its performance and the need for the second anniversary celebrations.

“This government is surviving because of newspapers and news channels,” Azad said. “Modi’s foreign policy has been consistently inconsistent vis-à-vis China and Pakistan,” he added.

The opposition party said the country is witnessing drought but the government has done nothing to help farmers. “Only bhashan, no shasan (only lecture, no governance),” said Surjewala.

In a power point presentation, the Congress took a swipe at Modi’s ‘Achhe Din’ slogan, saying the people fell for his “web of deceit” woven around development. “They are now waiting for three more years to put behind ‘Bure Din’ (bad days) of the Modi government.” The party also released a short film on 10 issues titled “Pragati ki tham gai chaal, Do saal, desh ka bura haal (The pace of progress is halted, the country is in a bad shape in two years)”.