Rajiv Shukla congratulates Modi, ridicules NDA government

Taking a dig at the new government at the Centre, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla today said that within a week`s time Narendra Modi-led regime will extradite underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India, check inflation and bring fuel prices under control.

PTI| Last Updated: May 26, 2014, 17:27 PM IST

Kanpur: Taking a dig at the new government at the Centre, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla today said that within a week`s time Narendra Modi-led regime will extradite underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India, check inflation and bring fuel prices under control.

"We hope that with in a week the new government will extradite most wanted Dawood Ibrahim to India, provide round-the-clock electricity and water supply to people, end inflation and check fuel prices," Shukla, who was here to attend a meeting of Kanpur Cricket Association, said.
The Congress leader congratulated Modi on his swearing-in as the Prime Minister of the country.

"We wish him (Modi) all success in future," he said.

Shukla, however, criticised BJP`s invitation to Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif saying that "the party which had earlier denounced such initiatives undertaken by the Manmohan Singh`s government was today rolling red carpet for the Pakistan`s prime minister."
He said, "the new government also includes members of Shiv Sena that had dug up the pitch of a cricket ground before a India-Pakistan match."

"We hope that there will be no harm done to anyone if the two neighbouring countries play a cricket match in the future," he added.