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Congress challenges Modi govt for a debate on its 2 yr performance

Saturday, May 28, 2016,11:36 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Seeking to take the wind out of the BJP’s media blitzkrieg, Congress today challenged the government for a debate on the issue of performance of the Modi dispensation in the past two years.

We would like to challenge this government for a debate at any time and any place of their choosing on the 2 years of NDA-BJP Government, party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters targeting the government over its record in governance.

Making light of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s threat that the government would reveal the names of Congress leaders involved in various scams, he accused the government of misusing CBI and other agencies against its opponents. He said that Congress is unfazed by such actions of the government and would fight them politically and legally.

Taking a jibe at BJP chief Amit Shah over his claims that there were no allegations of corruption in the last two years, he said that under the Modi regime, several scams have taken place and the Government has hardly taken any concrete steps to deal with them..

We would like to remind Amit Shah that DDCA Scam, GSPC Scam, Chikki Scam, Chhattisgarh PDS Scam, Lalit Gate, the Vijay Mallya escapade, Bank of Baroda Scam and the Vyapam Scam where more than 50 whistle blowers were killed are some of the shining examples of Modi Government’s achievements, he said.

On the interview of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in which he has said that he never named Congress president Sonia Gandhi as an accused in the AgustaWestland case, he said that the party does not need certificate from the BJP or its ministers.

Claiming that there was policy paralysis during Modi Government, he said that it was less said the better on the matter.

The Number of stalled projects is highest since Modi Government took office. As of March 2016 there are 893 stalled projects, which is an increase of 17 % since March 2014. Is this not policy paralysis?, he asked.

Seeking to dismiss government claims, Tewari emphasised that the Indian Economy is in a big mess.

No domestic investment is taking place, there’s a been flight of capital and flight of entrepreneurs in the past one year, the number of business people becoming NRI is perhaps a record., he added.

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