Seven years in energy: Congress releases ‘chargesheet’ against PM Modi
Randeep Surjewala accused the BJP-led govt. of reversing all financial positive factors made by the UPA govt., insensitive therapy of the farmers, inept dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic amongst different issues
The Congress on Sunday launched a seven-point ‘chargesheet’ against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities which has now accomplished seven years in energy. The occasion accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of reversing all financial positive factors made by the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) authorities, insensitive therapy of the farmers, inept dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic and failing to guard the nation against threats from China.
Randeep Surjewala, Congress common secretary and in-charge of communication division, in a digital press convention stated the Modi authorities was the weakest authorities India had had in 73 years.
When the UPA authorities demitted workplace in 2014, the GDP was 8.1%, Mr. Surjewala stated. Even earlier than the pandemic hit in 2019-20 the GDP had fallen to 4.2%. “In the first quarter of the 2020-21, the GDP was down to minus 24.1% and in the second quarter it is now minus 7.5%. It is estimated that in 2020-21 the GDP will be close to minus 8%,” he stated.
‘High unemployment rate’
The authorities got here to energy on the promise of offering two crore employment. “In seven years they should have provided 14 crore jobs. Forget about 14 crore jobs, the unemployment rate is on a 45-year high,” he added.
Skyhigh inflation was exacerbating the already unstable state of affairs. “Petrol is selling at ₹100 per litre while mustard oil at ₹200 per litre. The LPG cylinders are at ₹809 per. The rate of pulses is also skyrocketing,” he added.
The Congress chief additionally slammed the federal government for its insensitive angle in direction of the farmers. He stated that the BJP authorities wished huge firms to switch the small farmers. He additionally accused the federal government of going again on their promise of implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report.
‘Govt is against poor’
“This government is not against poverty, they are against the poor,” he stated pointing on the World Bank report that claimed that through the UPA years 27 crore individuals overcame excessive poverty whereas the PEW Research Centre in 2020 stated center class had shrunk in India with almost 3.20 crore folks being pushed off the grid.
Mr. Surjewala reiterated the Congress’s earlier allegation that the federal government had been under-reporting the COVID-19 deaths. “Will the Modi government explain why there is a paucity of vaccines? And if there were no vaccines for us then why were 6.63 crore vaccines sent to the other countries,” he stated.
Despite the “chest-thumping” by the Modi authorities, Mr. Surjewala stated, China continued to “occupy the Indian territory with impunity in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh”.