New Delhi: Attacking Congress for criticising Prime Minister’s announcements, senior Union Ministers on Sunday alleged that the opposition party is “unable to digest” any step that benefits the poor and those living in villages.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the decisions announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening were pro-people and pro-development and he is taking the country forward with his vision and leadership.
“The announcements made by the Prime Minister will benefit ‘gaon’ (village), ‘gareeb’ (poor) and ‘kisan’ (farmers) and all other sections of the society.
“The Prime Minister has once again made it clear that the NDA government is dedicated to the welfare of poor and weaker sections of the society,” he said in a statement.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the “sins” of the opposition party will be “quantified” once the data on black money unearthed is made public.
Naidu also took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over reports of him being in London for New Year, saying it shows “how serious” the party was when it comes to issues of the people.
He said that PM’s announcements should not be termed as “sops”, and asserted that the poor, middle class, farmers and small traders were only being given their due that was denied to them by the system which was under the command and control of the those having black money.
“As usual, the Congress and some of their friends are feeling a lot of discomfort on the New Year day as Prime Minister reached out to the needy section with helping hand,” he said
Naidu said that since November 8, the Congress and their friends have been “shedding crocodile tears” over the hardship caused to the people.
“When the Prime Minister announced the much desired relief and welfare measures for the farmers, middle class, senior citizens, poor and small businessmen and women, the Congress party is not able to digest it,” he said.
The Information and Broadcasting Minister said that rattled by Modi’s outreach, the Congress in wisdom has preferred to question the timing of the announcement of this relief.
He asked as to why the Congress says that Modi should have waited for Parliament session. “The nefarious design of the Congress seems to be that they could have prevented the Prime Minister from helping the needy sections of the society by disrupting Parliament as they have done in the Winter Session,” he said.
The Home Minister said the launching of two new housing schemes on low interest rates will help in realising the dream of housing for all by 2022.
“The country can’t prosper and become strong unless there is development of weaker sections.
“The decision to give relief to farmers on interest payments and conversion of three crore Kisan Credit Cards into Rupay cards will be very helpful,” he said. .