Modi government not a game-changer, only a name-changer: Congress takes shot at BJP in Parliament
New Delhi: After BJP president Amit Shah’s maiden speech in Parliament, the Congress on Monday hit again on the ruling occasion saying that the current authorities just isn’t a ‘game-changer’ however a ‘name-changer’.
Talking within the Rajya Sabha in the course of the Movement of Because of President’s deal with, senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad mentioned that names of all of the schemes launched beneath the UPA rule after 1985 had been modified. “That’s the reason I say, that the federal government just isn’t a ‘sport changer’ however a ‘identify changer’,” he mentioned.
On the problem of triple talaq, Azad mentioned, “The Congress opposes triple talaq however we don’t help criminalising it.”
He additional mentioned that beneath the BJP-led NDA authorities, there was the best variety of ceasefire violations and soldier deaths. “Opposition and all political events are with the federal government on Jammu and Kashmir however the state of affairs within the state is the worst that it has been in 70 years.”
Amongst different issues Azad took jibes on the authorities’s initiatives likes ‘Begin-Up India’ and ‘Talent India’. “BJP has created a document for employment in 2017 by not making a single job,” he mentioned.
On the identical time, the Congress chief mentioned that for each scheme for which the federal government doesn’t have solutions, the goal yr is 2022. “Is that this price range for 4 years,” he requested.
Focusing on the federal government over worth rise, Azad mentioned, “The value of the cylinder, which was once Rs 350 throughout our rule, is over Rs 800 right now. Costs of grains, pulses and greens have additionally risen by 300 occasions.”
In the meantime, talking earlier, Shah on Monday tore into the Congress over its criticism of the GST, saying it was not a ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ (phrase coined by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi) however the revenues go to pay for ‘one rank, one pension’ and subsidises the poor.
In his maiden deal with within the Rajya Sabha, he additionally requested whether or not the Congress was inciting the folks to not pay taxes, as he listed out the NDA authorities’s achievements on numerous fronts.
Initiating the controversy on the Movement of Thanks for the President’s deal with, Shah took on senior Congress chief P Chidambaram for his ‘pakoda‘ jibe and mentioned it was higher to promote pakodas than being unemployed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned in a current interview that an individual promoting pakodas was employed.
In his nearly 90-minute speech, Shah additionally pitched for simultaneous Meeting and Lok Sabha elections, apart from touching upon a bunch of measures taken by the federal government – starting from energy provide, bathrooms, fuel, employment and well being amenities to the folks.
He mentioned in 2013, the state of affairs within the nation was such that the longer term was unsure, ladies felt unsafe and the morale of jawans guarding the border couldn’t show their valour as a result of authorities’s indecisiveness.
On the problem of unemployment, Shah mentioned the issue was persisting even after 55 years of Congress rule however so intense that eight years (of NDA rule) weren’t sufficient to resolve it. He referred to the initiatives taken by the federal government on this regard together with Talent India, Stand Up India, Begin-Up India and MUDRA schemes.
Whereas appreciating the nationalisation of banks unleashed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, he mentioned the doorways of banks weren’t opened for the poor, which has been finished now.
Referring to the triple talaq laws, Shah mentioned Muslim ladies had been battling for his or her rights in courts since final a few years.
He mentioned within the Shah Bano case then Congress authorities framed a legislation to oppose the courtroom’s verdict and the occasion was once more opposing the triple talaq laws, though the style of opposing could also be completely different.
“When the Prime Minister brings a laws to guard the rights of Muslim ladies, the invoice was stalled within the Rajya Sabha,” the BJP chief mentioned.
Shah mentioned the federal government was being run in a clear method and within the final three.5 years, even the Opposition has not been capable of accuse the federal government of any rip-off. He mentioned dynastic politics, casteism and appeasement had been three issues plaguing the nation.
(With PTI inputs)