Modi government "insensitive" towards public: Amarinder

Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha, Amarinder Singh today claimed that the Narendra Modi government has started falling short of expectations it had raised among the people.

Amritsar: Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha, Amarinder Singh today claimed that the Narendra Modi government has started falling short of expectations it had raised among the people.

The government was just one month in office and the people have already started facing the bitter medicine be it the exorbitant hike in the railway fare, increase in sugar and gas prices or the essential commodities, he said.

"The government has proved insensitive towards the public," he added.

Addressing a series of public meetings at Attari, Ajnala, Amritsar Central and Amritsar North as part of his thanksgiving programme here today, Amarinder said, the initial decisions of the Modi government "only show lack of sensitivity towards the public good".

He pointed out, the hike in the rail fare was not just exorbitant but unprecedented and unacceptable that will badly hit the common man.

He expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the people of Amritsar for enabling him to reach to the Parliament against all odds.

The former Chief Minister had defeated BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

"I understand how difficult it was for you to confront the (SAD-BJP) government pressure and despite that you ensured to make me win by a huge margin of over one lakh votes," he told a public gathering in Amritsar Central constituency.

Amarinder also attacked Modi government for its "poor response" towards the Iraq crisis.

"While other countries swung into action to evacuate their citizens immediately, the government of India is yet to do anything and if anybody has managed to return home it was of their own efforts," he said.

Amarinder criticised the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for his failure to rise to the occasion.

"What Badal did was to offer to reimburse the expenses incurred on telephone calls by the relatives," he pointed out, while remarking "this was a cruel joke."

Amarinder also inaugurated his MP office at 4, Court Road here today.