NDA govt led down people, Congress alleges
Congress on Tuesday accused the NDA government at Centre of disappointing people by not fulfilling the promises the party made during elections and claimed that it was just following the programmes of former UPA government.
Jaipur: Congress on Tuesday accused the NDA government at Centre of disappointing people by not fulfilling the promises the party made during elections and claimed that it was just following the programmes of former UPA government.
"BJP leaders during elections criticised the schemes and programmes of UPA government... And tried to defame the UPA government. But now what the Modi government is doing... The government is just adopting our programmes," Gurudas Kamat, AICC general secretary and in charge of the party affairs in Rajasthan, here said.
He alleged that the saffron party misled the people by making false promises to them to come to power.
"Despite so many works done by the UPA government at the Centre and by the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan, we had to face defeat. It was a conspiracy by the BJP which misled people and made false promises to them to come to the power," he said.
Kamat, while addressing the party leaders and workers, also targeted former CAG Vinod Rai over his estimate of loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to exchequer during the UPA government and said he might be given some post by the (NDA) government.
"BJP gave post-retirement job to former CAG T N Chaturvedi who was made the Rajya Sabha member and later Governor. Vinod Rai has also been retired and now it will come to know that what he is going to be in coming days," he said.
Kamat said Congress has put up a good show in the recently held bypolls and won three out of four seats in Rajasthan.
"Vote percentage of ruling BJP in Gujarat also came down on seats from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to be elected," the Congress leader said.
The Party's victory on three seats in Rajasthan was encouraging and could be possible as all leaders of the party, except some, were together and made hard efforts, Kamat said.
"I would not say that all leaders were united. There are some leaders who are compelled to do something as per their habits and they did in the bypolls too, but most of the leaders and workers, almost 99 percent, were united and could make the victory possible," he said without naming anyone.
Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, while addressing the meet, alleged that "Narendra Modi made false promises and created hype during electioneering and made people believe that inflation will come down and black money will returned to India after he becomes Prime Minister".