The Congress continues to slam the Modi government’s policies and maintains the stance that in one year of its governance, it has only favoured the industrialists and not the poor. This time the attack was led by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. During a press conferece, Chidambaram said,
“An industrialist will give this govternmen full marks and the weak, the poor won’t go beyond zero.” P. Chidambaram on one year of NDA govt
Chidambaram further stated that though he’s doesn’t believe in rating anyone, but “people will rate the government. The Congress leader accused the government of bypassing the standing committee regarding the GST bill.
“All I am saying is that we didnt trumpet our achievements like this government does, they have advertised their work better,” Chidambaram added.
Taking a jibe at the PM’s controversial statement in which he said that earlier (during the UPA regime) people would feel ashamed of being Indian, Chidambaram said, “I am not ashamed that I was born in India.’
The BJP had won a decisive majority in the last year’s general elections and Narendra Modi was sworn in as the new PM on May 26, 2014. The party’s winning streak continued under Modi’s leadership as they won several important assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir before facing a near annihilation in Delhi, where it could win only 3 out of 70 assembly seats. To commemorate its one year in office, ruling BJP on Saturday announced that it will hold 200 rallies and 5000 public meetings across India.