New Delhi: Terming the performance of two- year-old Modi Government as the “most disappointing” for any dispensation since independence, Congress today said there is little to celebrate for the country,as it fielded a battery of senior leaders to counter government’s claims of development and delivery.
“Modi ji why are you celebrating. Is there prosperity all around in the nation,” party spokesperson Kapil Sibal said adding, these were “two years of hollow promises”.
Attacking the NDA government on a wide range of issues from economy and employment to foreign policy, the Congress leaders also contrasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s performance vis a vis his predecessor Manmohan Singh under UPA rule.
The opposition party alleged that the NDA government is “surviving just on advertisements” and challenged it for a debate.
“Singh did not talk much but his work was bespeaking. Modi ji keeps on talking but his work speaks of nothing…. I challenge Modi government, any of its minister to come and debate with us,” Sibal said.
“Modi ji why are you celebrating….Is Varanasi (Modi’s Parliamentary constituency) clean now? Have the youths got employment? Did the farmers’ suicide stop. What has happened in last two years that you are celebrating?”
The AICC also released a short film titled “pragati ki tham gai chaal, do saal, desh ka bura haal (The pace of progress is halted, the country in a bad shape in two years)”, slamming the government on 10 issues, besides making a power-point presentation which projected the government’s performance as “abysmal”.
Addressing the joint press conference, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, AICC Communication Department Chairman Randeep Surjewala and Sibal alleged that the two-year tenure of the government is full of “hollow promises”.