New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Parliament and took digs at Opposition, Congress on Friday launched a scathing attack at him stating the PM yet again lost the chance to give substantive answers and clear and assuage genuine concerns of the people.
Addressing a press conference, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “The PM seems to be in the grip of Rahul phobia. It is an acute disease. Attained the size of an epidemic as far as the BJP is concerned. Merely because Congress VP raises genuine concerns, as many as three senior minister rise to deflect questions asked to PM Modi.”
The PM seems to be in the grip of Rahul phobia. It is an acute disease. Attained the size of an epidemic as far as the BJP is concerned.
— INC India (@INCIndia) March 4, 2016
“All that PM did, in a speech devoid of substance, was indulge in a pointless attack on Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and the legacy of INC.He again made a mockery of democracy and of Parliament. This kind of petty jibes during a Motion of Thanks to the President's address is not the culture nor sanctified by the Indian democracy. The honarable PM has yet again lost the chance to give substantive answers and clear and assuage genuine concerns of the people,” he added.
On the quotes shared by the PM from Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi speeches, Singhvi said, “Does he forget the content and paradigm of all these speeches were, overriding everything an inclusive approach, a compassionate approach. How is the PM selectively quoting and then undermining and sabotaging the very essence of what these people stood for?”
He further asked “Did the PM in his political diatribe mention a word about Rohith Vemula, Kanhaiya Kumar, about the behaviour of Delhi Police. About the lumpen elements across the country, linked to the ABVP, atrocities on Dalits and students?”