Jairam leads Cong ‘maha-dharna’ protesting PM’s Bihar visit

Friday, Jul 24, 2015,23:01 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Patna | Protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar tomorrow, Rajya Sabha member and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today led Congress’ ‘maha-dharna’ here and called him Maundenra Modi (silent Modi) for keeping mum over several scandals which have erupted recently.
He denounced Modi for his anti-farmer, anti-Bihar policies and failure to keep promises made to the people, saying he was coming again to the state to cheat its people. Leading the ‘maha-dharna’ at Kargil Chowk in the heart of the city, Ramesh said Narendra Modi is actually ‘Maunendra Modi’.
Earlier he never backed from speaking his mind, but has become silent now. So many scandals have erupted involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the party’s chief ministers Vasundhara Raje, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Raman Singh and Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde, but he has refused to speak a single word.
Ramesh said Modi visited Bihar several times during the Lok Sabha polls last year and made so many promises, but failed to fulfill them. He is coming again to Bihar ahead of the Assembly polls. He will again make several promises and cheat the innocent people of the state, he said.
Flanked by Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Ashok Chaudhary, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sadanand Singh, former Kerala Governor Nikhil Kumar and party workers, Ramesh raised slogans like Bihar virodhi, Maunendra Modi and Sushma, Vasundhara, Shivraj Chauhan, loot rahe hain Hindustan (Sushma, Vasundhara and Shivraj Chauhan are looting India).
The former Union Minister pointed out that the Prime Minister had promised ‘special category’ status to Bihar during his Hunkar Rally on October 27, 2013 in Patna if he came to power, but poured cold water on the dreams and aspiration of the people after becoming PM. Modi did become PM, but see what he did. He did away with special category status for states, he said.