AHMEDABAD: On the second anniversary of the NDA government at the Centre, Congress on Thursday alleged the Narendra Modi dispensation has failed on all fronts, including job creation and reviving the economy.
The Opposition party also accused the BJP government of trying to change the “secular core” of the country and creating an atmosphere of intolerance by raising issues like ‘ghar wapsi’ and ‘love jihad’.
Taking a dig at BJP’s 2014 Lok Sabha polls slogan “abki bar Modi Sarkar”, Congress, during a press conference, showed advertisements based on the theme “abki bar barbad ho gaye”.
“On this day two years back, they invited (Pakistan Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif to New Delhi, but so far the government is not clear on its Pakistan policy. They have failed on foreign policy front,” Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari alleged.
“The economy is in doldrums as all the figures indicate a decline. They changed the base year to calculate GDP, to show over seven per cent of growth. But in reality, all the sectors of economy are in doldrums,” Tewari said.
“There is a requirement to create over one crore jobs every year. But this government has miserably failed in job creation too,” the Congress leader said.
Terming the BJP-PDP combine in Jammu and Kashmir as “unnatural alliance of opportunism”, he said “it will have varied security implications for the nation”.
“When you talk of internal security…Punjab was peaceful from 1995 to 2016. But under this government, the state reported two big terrorist attacks — one in Gurdaspur and another in Pathankot. The unnatural alliance of opportunism of BJP and PDP in Jammu and Kashmir will also have varied security implications for the nation,” Tewari said.
The Modi government promised tough action and zero tolerance against terrorism but terrorists attacks and Maoist violence continue unabated, he alleged.
“They have created an atmosphere of intolerance in the nation by raising issues like ‘love jihad’, ‘ghar wapsi’ or those related to food habits. After that, many people returned awards given by the government.
“They tried to restrain open thinking by raising issues like chanting of ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ and Jawaharlal Nehru University’s image was blackened by a fake video,” Tewari alleged.