Congress, Opposition continue attack on two years of Modi govt, say PM a ‘sapno ke saudagar’

Written by | May 29, 2016 | 0

Lucknow: Opposition parties on Sunday continued its attack on the Modi government over its two-year rule with the Congress dubbing the prime minister as ‘sapno ka saudagar’ (merchant of dreams) for not keeping the promises he made during the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign.

The BJD accused the BJP-led government of moving in a pro-corporate and anti-people direction right from the beginning while the NCP said it was not able to contain the price rise and raised questions on the need for the mega celebrations in the national capital yesterday on completion of two years in office.

Hitting back at Congress for criticising the government over its second anniversary celebrations, BJP leader and Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said the main opposition party has a “negative” attitude and is levelling allegations to hide its shortcomings.

Claiming that the NDA government has failed on all fronts, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma called Modi a ‘sapno ka saudagar’ (merchant of dreams) for not keeping the promises he made during the Lok Sabha polls.

Sharma also ridiculed the claims made by the prime minister on completion of two years in office and accused him of betraying people of the country.He said that Modi’s words have no relation to truth.

“Investments and export have dropped. Lakhs of people have lost jobs. Modi has betrayed the country,” he told reporters in Lucknow.

Sharma, who was Commerce and Industry Minister in the UPA government, said that during the NDA government’s rule investment in agriculture sector has declined.

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha charged the Modi government with taking credit by changing the names of schemes launched by the previous UPA government.

“This is not done. This is wrong,” he said.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said that in the last two years, people have “seen through” the Prime Minister and in 2019, people will have the “last laugh”, he said.

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