New Delhi: On Monday, May 29th, the current Congress president, Mallikarjun Kharge, accused the BJP government of looting the people during its nine-year tenure. He specifically pointed out the impact of deadly inflation on the earnings of individuals. Kharge alleged that the government, through its arrogant claims, has completely plundered the people for the past nine years.
On May 26th, the BJP government completed its nine-year tenure at the centre level. The government celebrated the day by proclaiming the achievements brought about during these years. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement, the country has witnessed significant changes, particularly in terms of all-round development as well as inclusive growth.
In response, the Congress leader, Mallikarjun Kharge, attacked the government via a tweet. He stated that the BJP had looted the people over nine years through deadly inflation. He argued that the impact of GST on people’s lives had been severe.
The adverse effects of GST were even reflected in the budget, making life difficult, he added. Furthermore, he condemned the fact that people were not experiencing any relief from the central government. Kharge made serious allegations against the BJP government.
He accused that from the BJP government’s ‘Acche Din’ to Amrit Kaal, inflation has risen, and the rate at which money is being grabbed from the common people has also increased day by day. On behalf of the Congress, as the opposition party, Kharge emphasized that the government should not only mark the day as an anniversary but also celebrate it as ‘Maafi Diwas’ (Apology Day).
The Congress party pointed out that upon the completion of nine years of governance, they wished to ask the government nine questions. These questions cover a range of issues that have emerged during this period.
The opposition party urged the government to provide answers regarding rising prices, unemployment, and the income of farmers, among others. Furthermore, the party also demanded an apology from the BJP government for their perceived betrayal during their time in power.
Congress highlights the BJP government’s failure by pointing to 35 cities as examples during the last nine years.
The opposition party came up with a title called “Nau Saal, Nau Sawaal,” which means nine questions in these nine years. The press meetings were held on May 26 and May 28, where the Congress party highlighted the failures of the Modi Government by mentioning different city names.
Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken stood up with Guwahati, while other Congress leaders such as Pawan Khera, Supriya Shrine, Imran Pratapgarhi, Gourav Vallabh, Kanhaiya Kumar, Vaibhav Walia, Vineet Punia held meetings in cities like Dharamshala, Thiruvananthapuram, Srinagar, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Indore, and Agra, respectively.
On May 28th, during the press meet, Congress leaders SaptaGiri Ulka, Anuma Acharya, and Alka Lamba held meetings in cities such as Kolkata, Pune, and Jodhpur, respectively. There were over three press conferences held by Congress leaders on May 28th.
Additionally, there were two press conferences held on May 29th, addressing the Congress’ allegations. Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram held a press conference in Mumbai, while Manish Tewari held one in Bengaluru.
Furthermore, another press meeting will be held on May 30th, continuing the aforementioned meetings. Congress leader Deepender Hooda will participate in the session by holding it in Lucknow. Jairam Ramesh, the Congress General Secretary in charge of communication, shared the press conference schedule through the social media platform Twitter.
He also pointed out that Rahul Gandhi, the former Congress Chief, raised more crucial questions about the BJP government during the Bharat Jodo Yatra period. The nine questions now raised by the opposition party to the BJP government follow Rahul Gandhi’s argument.