BJP is resorting to lies to create an illusion of credibility: Congress
By Rakesh Raman
These days, India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is patting on his own back with a rhythmic song – “मेरा देश बदल रहा है…आगे बढ़ रहा है” – that counts the successful schemes of his government during the past two years.
However, the opposition party Congress dismisses all claims of the BJP government as blatant lies. Congress said Monday that Modi government loves a good scheme because it loves to manage a grand event around the launch of the scheme, and then receive all the compliments for a ‘well managed show’!
Further, the beleaguered party Congress that is fast losing its clout among the Indian voters, gives examples of the failed schemes under Modi regime.
It says Skill India was launched with great fanfare, and yet the Modi government only managed to provide skills to 37.44 lakh people (2015-16). The Congress-led UPA, according to Congress, managed to provide skills to 76.37 lakh people during its final year in power (2013-14).
Moreover, Congress says the exports touched the high of 22% under the UPA government in 2011-12. And in the Modi government, after the launch of ‘Make in India’ program and Modi’s own travelling across the world, exports have been falling for 17 straight months.
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“What is the point of ‘Make in India’ if no one is willing to ‘Buy from India’?” Congress asks.
What is more worrying is that this government has started to get carried away by its own propaganda machine. As a part of its publicity on social media, the BJP is celebrating that under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Rs. 1.41 lakh crore have been disbursed. But according to the Finance Ministry, the amount is only Rs. 3,287 crore. Narendra Modi and the BJP are resorting to blatant lies, says Congress which is led by Rahul Gandhi.
According to Congress, this is a government that is far busier managing headlines than actually trying to manage the economy and its schemes are either pale imitations of UPA schemes, ineffectively carried forward after re-branding them, or, as in the case of Mudra Yojana, outright falsehoods.
Photo courtesy: Congress