Congress attacks PM Modi, says India needs action, not hype

The Congress Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for running a government of "no action, melodrama only", while demanding action oriented governance sans hype.

IANS| Updated: Jan 12, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

New Delhi: The Congress Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for running a government of "no action, melodrama only", while demanding action oriented governance sans hype.

Accusing the seven-month-old government of "steadfastly" following a "Namo policy", which stands for "no action, melodrama only", Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: "In the last seven months, India has seen a lot of hype but no action. Prime Minister Modi and the BJP government have come to be known for couple mismatch between hype and action on the ground."

He said the prime minister raised the "great hype" about a positive investment climate in India at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, currently in session in Gandhinagar, "without any meaningful transformation to see on the ground."

"The `Make in India` campaign is a mere acronym for bringing foreign investment... without a commensurate policy and concrete measure...there is no growth in actual manufacturing on the ground," he told the media here.

Modi`s address to the maiden rally in poll-bound Delhi also came under attack for "selling hype" to the voters in the city.

"The prime minister is promising to make Delhi safe for its residents without doing the homework and looking at the crime rate that has only risen in the last seven months. Rape cases have gone up by 31 percent, 300 percent hike in home theft...murder cases up by 15 percent".

The Congress wondered if Modi`s claim to give Delhi "complete statehood" was also yet another hype he had raised in the run-up to the general election in May 2014.

"The country needs action not hype and it`s time he moved away from Namo policy of `no action, melodrama only` to concrete action and strong India," the Congress spokesperson said.