A day after Venkaiah Naidu described Narendra Modi God’s gift to India, Congress on Monday took a potshot at the prime minister asking if he the oligarch’s gift to India instead.
“Whether he (Modi) is god’s gift or the oligarch’s gift to India, the jury is still out,” Congress leader Manish Tewari told the media here.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday had dubbed Prime Minister Modi as God’s gift to India and a messiah of the poor.
While referring to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s promises in the run-up to the 2014 general elections, Tewari asked, “What happened to Rs.15 lakh which you were supposed to get back and deposit in everybody’s bank account in 100 days. Why are food prices going through the roof? Why is it that the common man is not able to afford even the basic food items?”
According to ANI news, Tewari also slammed Prime Minister Modi for his comments on caste-based reservation, which he made earlier on Monday while inaugurating a memorial of Baba Sahib Bhimrao Ambedkar.
“The question to the Prime Minister is: Who raised the issue of revisiting reservation. Was it raised by theCongress? Was it raised by anybody in the opposition? The issue was raised by the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), by its chief Mohan Bhagwat. So, the Prime Minister would be well advised if he directs these queries with regard to revisiting reservation to its or to their ideological mentor,” he said.