Modi govt’s year in office full of U-turns, says Maharashtra Congress

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 22, 2015 23:02 IST

The Congress in Maharashtra stepped up its attack on the Narendra Modi government, calling May 26 — the day the NDA completes a year in office — the “death anniversary” of the promises made by Modi before he became the PM.

The Congress’ attack, including a series of demonstrations planned for May 26, comes even as the BJP has launched a media blitz to talk about what it has done in the past year.

Congress chief Ashok Chavan said on Friday the Congress will reach out to all districts in the state to highlight the Centre’s failures.

“This government has been characterised by U-turns and empty promises. From bringing back black money to reducing inflation, the government has failed on all fronts. The UPA government was doing a better job,” said Chavan.

Chavan also pointed to communal tensions, which he said the BJP-led government at the Centre was responsible for.

“A mosque in Nanded was recently served a notice by the local police to not discuss the issue of beef ban...We are worse off than we were during the Emergency,” he said.

The state Congress’ attack points to a calculated strategy in the party to embarrass the Modi government, at a time when the latter is looking to publicise its achievements through a media blitz.

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