Allahabad: Congress on Friday said it will launch a nation-wide agitation on July 22 against BJP-led NDA government for its alleged failures to fulfil electoral promises.
"It has been more than a year since the BJP achieved the feat of getting a majority on its own. Narendra Modi, who had mobilized public opinion in his favour by making huge promises on one hand and blaming every ill in the country on the Congress-led UP on the other. But, His tenure has been marked by his deafening silence amid scandal after scandal that his party is embroiled in," Congress national spokesperson Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters here.
"On July 22, we will be staging demonstrations across all districts in the country wherein we will be explaining to the people how they were being taken for a ride by those who had secured their votes," Joshi said.
"We would do so with the hope that the government shows some sense of responsibility and the Prime Minister breaks his silence on the myriad burning issues facing the nation", she added.
Joshi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he was busy in clicking selfies even as his party leaders were found to be involved in Lalit Modi controversy.
"The PM appears to be busy clicking selfies at a time when the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is being accused of having helped Lalit Modi who is a fugitive. He also has been keeping mum over the close links with the former IPL Commissioner which Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia is said to have," she said.
She also questioned PM's silence over the ongoing multi-crore Vyapam scam.
"And we are yet to hear anything from him on the Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh which besides involving financial irregularities, has claimed so many lives in its trail," Joshi said.