‘False claims’ mark Yogi’s 100 days in office: Congress
Congress also came out with its own booklet titled ‘100 Din, 100 Fareb’ (100 days, 100 deceits), trying to counter the BJP government’s claims on its achievements.Updated: Jun 28, 2017 15:37 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Accusing the Yogi government of not moving a step forward to fulfil its pre-poll promises, the Congress on Tuesday termed the booklet released by the BJP government on completion of its 100 days in office nothing but a ‘bundle of lies’.
The party also came out with its own booklet titled ‘100 Din, 100 Fareb’ (100 days, 100 deceits), trying to counter the BJP government’s claims on its achievements.
Releasing the booklet at a joint press conference, state Congress leader and former minister, Satyadev Tripathi and party spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh said the Yogi government’s first 100 days were marked by ‘empty promises’ and ‘false claims’. They said the government had no right to celebrate its 100 days in power because it badly failed on the law and order front with the crime graph rising rapidly despite the fact that the BJP came to power by making the issue as its major poll plank.
“Crime rate has gone up four times and the promise of sending all criminals and mafia behind bars now sounds quite ridiculous,” they said. “Similarly roads were not freed from potholes by June 15 while the proposal to purchase potato for Rs 487 per quintal by the government has fallen flat,” they alleged.
They said half of the ministers and bureaucrats had not disclosed their movable and immovable assets despite repeated warnings and reminders to them by the chief minister. The leaders said the debt-ridden farmers still continued to commit suicide in Bundelkhand even as the government’s loan waiver promise was nowhere visible.
They took a dig at government’s other initiatives and promises like providing 24X7 power supply, distribution of free laptops, women safety, anti-Romeo squads, cow protection, cleaning the river Gomti, and setting up anti-land mafia task force terming them all a ‘farce’.
First Published: Jun 28, 2017 15:37 IST