Congress projects Narendra Modi government a ‘U-turn Sarkar’
NEW DELHI: Dubbing the Narendra Modi dispensation as a
“U-turn Sarkar”, Congress on Monday released a booklet projecting it as a
“farce” in the name of government while accusing it of “umpteen somersaults” on
a range of promises from black money to incursions.
In a 30-page booklet titled “Chhe Mahine Paar, U-turn Sarkar”
(Six months after, a U-turn Government), it said the Prime Minister and his
government have gone back on virtually each and every poll pitch “with a U-turn
Releasing the booklet, AICC general secretary Ajay
Maken accused the government of resorting to “white lies” on black money,
flip-flop on issues with Pakistan, “double standards” on insurance bill and
“gross opportunism” in aligning with NCP.
He said while Modi promised clean politics, he
delivered a “tainted cabinet” and made a 180-degree turn on the issue of
Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and many “slip-slops” on holding elections in
Maken alleged that the government walked into
corridors of power with its “counterfeit vocabulary” riding on a wave of
“corporate-funded” high voltage campaign based entirely on “false promises and
“However, six months down the lane, Modi government
stands out for three simple characteristics: U-turn on promises, mere renaming
and plagiarising UPA’s programmes and schemes and decisions that involves
selling out public/national interests for the benefit of friendly corporate
houses,” he said.
“The Modi government is nothing but U-turn sarkar, a
government of imitation and industrialists. Congress cannot be a silent
complicit to the farce being enacted in the name of government,” Maken said
claiming that the booklet seeks to apprise people of the real face of Modi and
The AICC Communication department chief said that in
the last one week, the government made U-turns on three more issues including
revealing the documents relating to Subhash Chandra Bose, civil nuclear
liability Act and on the issue of land boundary agreement with Bangaladesh.
“People, nation and Congress want to know whether the
temptations of power had made you so blind that you opposed everything by the
Congress-led government just to come to power?” he said.