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Congress on counter attack mode with a booklet against BJP

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New Delhi:With a motive to do a counter attack on Bharatiya Janata Party and their claims of achievements, Congress will be releasing a booklet in New Delhi on Saturday.

Titled “do saal, deshka bura haal”, it will feature “omissions and commissions” of the government which came to power on promise of ‘acche din’.

The party has also planned that Congress leaders will fan out to different states on May 26 to tell people the “real” picture on the second anniversary of the BJP-led NDA dispensation.

Senior party leaders including spokespersons would be addressing media conferences in different state capitals as also important cities to drive home the point that the government’s boasts were hollow, AICC sources said.

Party sources said the booklet would highlight the “omissions and commissions” of the BJP-led government which came to power on May 26 in 2014.

Modi came to power securing a spectacular mandate for the NDA including a simple majority for the BJP.

Congress leaders have also been alleging that Modi government’s policy decisions and priorities are “heavily skewed against” the interests of India’s poor, farmers, labourers and unusually inclined towards the interests of few big business houses.

“2 years of Modi Govt: drought of ideas, drain of credibility,” the AICC said in a commentary posted on its website.

It alleged that Modi government’s policy decisions and priorities are “heavily skewed against” the interests of India’s poor, farmers, labourers and unusually inclined towards the interests of few big business houses.

“The attitude of the Modi government can be been summed up by their inaction & indifference in handling 2 years of drought,” it said.

It recalled that Cabinet Minister Uma Bharti even went on record saying “no one can prepare for a drought,” and when the Indian Railways sent a ‘water train’ to Maharashtra it sent a ‘bill’ for Rs 2 crore to the state government.

“These two incidents are clear indicators that to the Modi administration farmers don’t matter.”
It claimed that Modi’s “crony capitalist friends” invested heavily in his 2014 election campaign.

When the government releases latest data in July, the number of farmers who have committed suicide will be “significantly higher”, it further claimed.

To put the issue in perspective, the party said in Maharashtra alone 3228 farmers have committed suicide, significantly higher than the official all-India number.

PTI

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