PM should talk of Vyapam, Mallya when he says govt blot-free: Cong

New Delhi : When Prime Minister Narendra Modi boasts about his government’s “blot-free” three years, he should also tell the people about scams like Vyapam in BJP-ruled states and how Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya fled India, the Congress said on Monday

The party took potshots at Modi, who at present is in the US for his first bilateral summit with President Donald Trump, for criticising the opposition on foreign soil and addressing public meetings like political rallies.

Modi, while addressing a gathering of Indian-American community members at a reception in Virginia, said there has been “not even one taint or blot” on his government in the past three years and remarked that “corruption” was the main reason why governments in India were voted out in the past.

The Congress sought to know if the prime minister would raise with Trump the issues of H-1B visa, India’s membership to Nuclear Suppliers Group, racial attacks on Indians in the US and America’s financial support to Pakistan, which it was using against India for aiding terrorism.

“Prime Minister Modi is on his 64th foreign travel. Unfortunately, abusing the opposition has become the foreign policy (of the government), diverting from issues the strategy and working with rhetorics their tactics while claiming credit for Congress-started works their politics,” AICC chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

He said the claim of neem-coated urea that Modi has raised was an experiment started by the Congress in 2011, while the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme was launched in 2013 by the UPA government. “Modiji you are the country’s PM and not of the BJP or the RSS. Criticising the opposition has become the PM’s DNA,” he said.

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