FROM Staff Correspondent
SHILLONG, Feb 12: The Indian tiol Congress has up the ante in its attack against the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) by terming it as a party with “minimum morality and maximum lies’.
Speaking to newsmen in Shillong on Monday, the tiol Spokesman of the Congress party Tom Vadakkan chose three points in his vicious criticism against the BJP – the 2016 demonetization, the GST rollout and the Fincial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill.
“The BJP Government promised minimum government and maximum governce when they came to power. However, in the past four years, the BJP Government has given nothing except lies to the common people and pushed them towards more hardship,” said the Congress leader in his appeal to the electorates to dump the BJP in the ensuing elections in the State.
While the Congress is fielding candidates in all the sixty seats in the State, the BJP is fielding candidates in 47 seats.
Categorical in attacking the BJP’s ‘Ache din’ slogan, the Congress leader said: “These promises that you’re also hearing in Meghalaya are laughable and it comes from a party that wants to impose its agenda on the people.”
On the demonetization, the Congress spokesman said the BJP Government had turned people’s hard-earned money into blank white paper. “The cash based informal sector, small and medium business were destroyed at one go. Daily wage earners, casual labourers and others were all affected with loss of money and loss of livelihood,” he stated, and added that more than 20 lakhs people lost their jobs due to demonization.
“Tall claims of the Prime Minister that demonetization will root out black money, circulation of fake notes and terrorism have fallen flat on his face,” said the Congress leader, adding, “This has turned out to be independent India’s biggest fincial scam that took your money and burnt your pockets”.
On GST rollout, the Congress leader questioned as to why the petroleum products are not under GST. “Is it because the government is protecting oil companies?” Quipped Vaddakan, even as he said that price of petrol hit the roof while intertiol prices remained stable. The Congress leader also attacked the FRDI Bill, terming it as a legislation that will not divulge as to how a common man is going to be protected.