Congress, BJP quote Mirza Ghalib to spar over Modi govt's two years in power
The ruling BJP and Congress on Thursday quoted famous Urdu lyricist Mirza Ghalib to attack each other over alleged 'lack of governance' and 'policy paralysis' during their respective regimes at the Centre.
New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes two years in power on Thursday, the main opposition parties – the ruling BJP and Congress – invoked famous Urdu lyricist Mirza Ghalib to attack each other over alleged 'lack of governance' and 'policy paralysis' during their respective tenures at the Centre.
Leading the party's charge against BJP, senior Congress minister Mallikarjun Kharge recited a famous couplet from Ghalib's poetry and said, ''Ya rab woh na samjhe hain na samjhenge meri baat, de aur dil unko, jo na de mujh ko zubaan aur.''
Quoting Ghalib, Kharge asked the ruling dispensation to refrain from attacking the Congress and to listen to the suggestions and advises of the Opposition as well.
During the same press conference, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad attacked BJP govt in his unique style terming Modi as ''Bhashan veer'' who could not become ''Karamveer'' in two years.
''Only bhashan no shaasan,'' he quizzed.
Noted lawyer and former Union minister Kapil Sibal too penned his own lyrics to attack BJP. ''Khuda ke bande sambhal ja, waqt hai ab bhi badal ja,'' Sibal said on two years of Modi government.
Highlighting the failures of the NDA government, Manish Tewari of Congress said in Ahmedabad that the Modi regime has only lectured but delivered no governance since it had come to power.
Addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad where it highlighted the failures of the NDA government, Congress leader Manish Tewari said the ruling dispensation had failed on each and every front, including foreign policy, which Prime Minister Modi puts as his top most priority.
"If you see in totality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done nothing on the front of foreign policy and has just been paying trips to various nations," he added.
However, the ruling BJP was quick in giving a befitting response to the Congress over its scathing attack on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
In a separate press briefing, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said, ''Hum toh doobenge sanam, tumko bhi le doobenge – this has been the Congress party's philosophy for long''
The war of words between the two party's came at a time when the Narendra Modi is kick-starting a series of programmes from today to celebrate its two years in office.