Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi speaks, but has no guts to keep his words
New Delhi : In recent times it has become difficult for the opposition parties to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the alleged scams that BJP committed during its first year in the government.
The Lalit Modi controversy involving Sushma Swaraj and the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh is biting dust in the cornors of political corridors. However, it is politically essential for the grand old party to keep the government pricking.
On Wednesday, party vice president Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge attacked PM Modi forfailing to keep his promise on bringing back black monet and his frequent foreign trips respectively.
“During Lok Sabha polls, Modi had promised to bring back black money stashed away abroad and deposit Rs 15 lakh each in every citizen’s account. Has that money reached you?” Rahul Gandhi asked.
“Na kuch mila hai, na kuch milega (nothing has been received and nothing would be received)”, he said, addressing a roadside meeting in Tahiyawan village on the second day of his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency.
“Modi only speaks but lacks the guts to keep his words”, he said. The Congress leader said when he talks about former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, Prime Minister Modi maintains silence.
On the other hand Kharge, attacking Modi over his foreign trips called him ‘a tourist Prime Minister’ and attacked him saying he had time to make speeches in foreign countries, but not to attend Parliament.
Noting that Modi had toured 25 countries, Kharge asked him to ‘visit’ Parliament, as he slammed the ‘one man show’ in the BJP-led government at the Centre.
“When adjournment motion under Rule 56 came up, Prime Minister was not present in the House. He was in his office, but did not come; in the same way when major issues were being discussed, he was not there, when opposition parties boycotted, he never called for meeting to find a solution”, Kharge said.
Asked if he meant that Modi was emerging as a dictator, he said, “you find out – I have given all the characteristics.” “He is not taking his own people into confidence. It may be his party’s internal matter, but what concerns us is he visits foreign countries three to four days, he goes to farthest of countries like Canada and Brazil.”
Modi’s announcement of a Rs 1.25 lakh crore package for poll-bound Bihar as “political gimmick”, he said “Prime Minister could have done this during budget or supplementary budget…he knows what should be done and said during elections.”