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Congress accuses Modi government of not fulfilling promises

Dehradun: Accusing the Modi government of not fulfilling its promises, opposition Congress on Saturday said the Centre had failed on all fronts including employment generation, smart cities, internal security and Lokpal.

“Modi government had promised to give employment to two crore youths annually but actually it had been able to give jobs to only 1.35 lakh people in 2015 and in 2016 too it could give jobs to about as many people,” Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said at a press conference here on the occasion of the BJP-led NDA government completing three years in office.

Raising the issue of farmers’ suicides, Singhvi said instead of finding a solution to their problems, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministers were calling such farmers cowards.

On corruption too, the Modi government has been making only hollow claims, he said adding that the non-constitution of a Lokpal only proves this.

Despite coming to power with an absolute majority, the prime minister has been silent on Lokpal, Singhvi said.

Making a mention of Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, he said around 50 people allegedly involved in the fraud were killed but the CBI was yet to submit a report on it.

He also alleged that a company in which former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel’s daughter had a stake was given 250 acres of land near Gir forest at a rate of Rs 15 per square metre.

Charging the government with failure on the internal security front, he said the situation in Jammu & Kashmir was never as bad as it is today.