Left Menu
Development News Edition

Shifting goalposts ingrained in BJP DNA: Congress

Shifting goalposts ingrained in BJP DNA: Congress
Image Credit: Wikipedia

New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday attacked the Modi government over the BJP resolution adopted at a party meet here, saying "shifting goalposts is ingrained in the DNA" of the ruling party and was testament of "unpardonable failures" of the NDA.

In a statement here, Congress Communications Incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to deliver a 'New India' in 60 months after coming to power in 2014.

"Having run a jumla government for 52 months, Modi-Shah duo is weaving another set of lies to befool the people. Their conspiracy will be exposed in 2019," he said.

"These 52 months have been a sordid saga of betrayals and backstabbing. The term 'jumla' has been embedded in the consciousness of people and it represents the character of the BJP leadership, which has mastered the art of deception, doublespeak, duplicity. A scheming BJP only knows to implement one scheme -- headlines management," he said.

Surjewala said that the resolution adopted at the BJP National Executive meeting does not talk of many of the key promises made by it in the run-up to the 2014 elections.

Referring to urban housing, he said the Modi government has built 3.93 lakh houses in urban areas in four years. "The BJP is now promising five crore houses by 2022. By this speed it will take almost 125 years to build those five crore houses," he said.

Surjewala said only 1.8 per cent of the funds released for Smart Cities endeavour have been utilised since launch in 2015.

He said that agriculture needs to grow at 12 per cent for the next few years to double farmers income in four years but it is presently growing at 4-5 per cent.

The Congress leader said that crude price was $107.09 per barrel days before the then UPA government demitted office in May 2014 but petrol was sold at Rs 71.41 per litre and diesel at Rs 55.49 per litre.

He said crude price was $73 per barrel on Friday but petrol was sold at Rs 79.99 per litre and diesel at Rs 72.07.

He claimed that excise duty on petrol had gone up by 211.7 per cent during the Modi government's rule and that on diesel by 443.06 per cent.

Surjewala said that rupee is at all-time low and had crossed Rs 72 to a dollar while the government had failed to keep its promises on creation of jobs.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP 25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Hyderabad Encounter: Time to review modern judiciary and restore people’s confidence

Its probably for the first time in the history of independent India, the parliamentarians, chief ministers and ministers in the Union and State governments are openly supporting an encounter. This indicates the people from top to bottom hav...


Latest News

Former NBA commissioner Stern suffers brain hemorrhage

Former NBA commissioner David Stern underwent surgery Thursday after suffering a brain hemorrhage, the league announced. Stern, 77, was NBA commissioner from 1984-2014. He was succeeded by current commissioner Adam Silver.In a statement Thu...

Maha: Baby girl found dead in Latur river

A baby girl was found dead in Gharni River at Chakur taluka in Maharashtras Latur district, police said on Friday. The body of the infant was found floating in Gharni River at Gharni village on Thursday morning, and a DNA test will be condu...

Salvadoran man murdered in Mexico waiting U.S. asylum hearing

A Salvadoran man seeking asylum in the United States was kidnapped and murdered in the Mexican border city of Tijuana where he was sent to wait for his asylum court hearing under a migrant protection program instated by President Donald Tru...

'Absolutely believe' India will play pink-ball Test in Australia: Kevin Roberts

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said that he is hopeful that Indias strong position in the World Test Championship will make them play at least one-day night Test on their tour next year. India did not play a day-night Test ...

Give Feedback