New Delhi, June 6: Launching a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government for its failures, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday held the Modi government for growing unrest, intolerance, tensions and strife.
After the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) Sonia Gandhi said that whatever success or progress the NDA government has achieved was from programs and projects started by the previous UPA regime.
“The Modi government has just completed three years in office. Where there was harmony, there is discord. Where there was tolerance, there is provocation. Where there was relative calm, as in Kashmir, there is growing confrontation, tension and fear. Where there was economic potential, there is stagnation. Where there was rich diversity, there is a brazen campaign to strait-jacket the whole country into a regressive and narrow-minded world-view,” she said.
Attacking the government for its demonetization decision the Congress leader said that it affected the economic growth badly. Though the Modi government patted itself for the success of demonetisation, it actually proved a failure to unearth the black money, she said.
The recent released growth rate indicates that former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's forecast that demonetisation would slow down economic growth was correct, Sonia added.
Sonia also criticised the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, saying it has failed to create jobs or attract investment, adding that unemployment, farmers suicide are increasing by the day.
Unemployment is rampant. Farmers throughout the country are in severe distress forcing them to commit suicide. Worst of all, women, Adivasis, minorities and other oppressed people are facing perilous times.
Commenting on the Centre's new notification on cattle trade, she said there is an assault on livelihoods and food habits of those who follow different tenets and beliefs.
“This government is using the power of the state to stifle voices that express different thoughts and ideas or speak out for alternative policies and philosophies,” she said.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the three years of NDA Government were the “most disappointing period for the people of India.” He further said the nation has only witnessed fear and fright in three years of Modi government.