New Delhi: As the Modi government celebrates its second anniversary on Wednesday, Congress has decided to come out with a booklet and a video highlighting its “failures”, provoking a sharp reaction from BJP with Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu accusing it of engaging in “negative” politics as it is “nervous”.
Party general secretary Digvijaya Singh will address a press conference in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi tomorrow while Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad,
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and party spokespersons Kapil Sibal and Randeep Singh Surjewala will train their guns on the government in Delhi as part of the plan charted out by the Congress. “Congress party will be releasing a video and booklet on issues where the Modi government has failed India. Entire country expected Modiji to have governance as the centre point of his agenda. This has been missing. After leading BJP to victory in 2014, Modi and his government have utterly failed on all the important indices of development.
“Modi government has become one of rhetoric and theatrics. Government is yet to begin its principal agenda of governance and development. BJP has failed the people of India,” AICC Communication Department Chairman Randeep Surjewala alleged. In a series of tweets, Surjewala said that the state chiefs of Congress as well as CLP leaders will also bring out the state issues while Congress leaders will hold press confrerences across the nation on May 26 and May 28.
Reacting sharply to the Congress plans, Naidu said marking the completion of two years in office on May 26, the NDA government is confidently going to the people with its report card of achievements “in contrast to Congress, which continues to be nervous and diffident”. “With the successes achieved by the NDA Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various fronts from putting economy back on rails to restoring India’s image internationally, the Congress appears to be clueless on what to say.
“Instead of going to people to explain our shortcomings, if any, they have decided to conduct mega press conferences,” Naidu said.