Ghulam bi Azad slams BJP government
rendra Modi Government is of the rich, by the rich and for the rich, says Congress leader
SILCHAR, Feb 7: Ghulam bi Azad, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir while addressing a party workers’ meet at Rajiv Bhawan here today slammed the rendra Modi led NDA Government for its attitude of non-cooperation with the opposition and stalling the development process of the Congress Government initiated by rsimha Rao and Dr. Manmohan Singh as Prime Ministers. He said during its 5 year governce, rsimha Rao, though in minority, took the opposition into trust and confidence and took up various schemes and projects for the welfare of masses.
It was the same process of development which was taken forward by Dr. Manmohan Singh and the country witnessed rapid growth and development in various fields. But, with rendra Modi Government coming to power that process “has hit a roadblock despite his party being in majority”. rendra Modi, Ghulam bi Azad pointed out, could hardly pass any Bill. He was referring to the GST or Goods and Services Tax Bill which was running out of time unless passed in the coming budget session of Parliament.
The leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha described rendra Modi Government as ‘of the rich, by the rich and for the rich’. The Prime Minister cared more for the corporate houses than for the poor class and the farmers. It was his concern for the corporate houses that he was frequently on tour to foreign countries. As a consequence, the country and its people suffered. His indication for noncooperation with mo Government in the coming budget session by Congress was apparent.
rendra Modi while dedicating the Assam gas cracker project at Lepetkota near Dibrugarh in his speech blamed one family, obviously hinting at Nehru family, for creating obstructions in the development of the country. The obstructionist policy of the Congress was also clear from the reaction of Rahul Gandhi. rendra Modi however attributed this “belligerence of Congress to its debacle in the last parliamentary elections”. Making a scathing attack on the NDA, Ghulam bi Azad said it could not make any sincere effort to solve the Kashmir issue for which it made commitment in its poll manifesto. Even, nothing could be done to keep on going the development initiated during the Congress regimes of rsimha Rao and Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Ghulam bi Azad did not miss to mention the me of Sontosh Mohan Dev, former union minister, whom he described not only as a leader of Barak Valley but also of the entire country. He was admired for his vision of development and he did lot of works for the socio-economic uplift of people of this landlocked and backward region. Sontosh Mohan Dev, Ghulam bi Azad added to say, maintained close rapport with the state and the Centre and his only mission was work for the betterment of people. He never made any discrimition between Barak and Brahmaputra Valleys.
It was most unfortute that Sushmita Dev, MP, his daughter, has been elected to Lok Sabha at such a time when BJP led Government has come to power. She wanted to complete the unfinished works of her father which she could not because of noncooperation of the NDA. She could not make any positive move. Whatever she was doing, as Ghulam bi Azad said, it was at her own initiative and with positive mindset.
The leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha scoffed at the slogan of rendra Modi ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikash’ and asked “where is that?” The last budget of Arun Jaitley, Union Fince Minister, speaks for itself, Ghulam bi Azad pointed out. The minority people across the country are feeling insecure and the much hyped slogan of rendra Modi has become a misnomer for all. He also alleged that most of the development schemes are nothing but the blue-prints of Congress Government.
Continuing his tirade, Ghulam bi Azad further said in order to keep the cadres of BJP in good spirit, 20 lakh fake mes have been floated to make food security cards in their mes. He described Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam, as most successful in the country who drew applause from different quarters for bringing back peace and development. During his 15 years of rule, both the valleys of Barak and Brahmaputra have seen better and closer coordition.
Ghulam bi Azad again hit out at NDA for not giving approval for the establishment of an Ayurvedic College under Ministry of AYUSH at Borkhola, the constituency of Rumi tha, MLA, and also standing in the way of the cement factory, an unit of Cement Corporation of India, at Katigorah. Moreover, he dragged in the me of Fince Minister Arun Jaitley for curtailing the fund allocation for anganwadi under ICDS which has created lot of problems in the proper implementation of the scheme for the betterment of mother and child.
It was the second visit of Ghulam bi Azad here. Way back in 1999 he came here when Sontosh Mohan Dev was the Central Minister. The workers’ meet was attended by around 700 party workers from different parts of Cachar. It was no doubt a poor show compared to the workers’ meet of BJP addressed by Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister of Exterl Affairs, a month back here, where 20,000 party workers were present. Others who addressed and attended the meet included Gautom Roy, MLA and advisor to the Chief Minister, Girindra Mullick, MLA, Siddique Ahmed, MLA, and Sushmita Dev, MP. Karnendu Bhattacharjee, district Congress committee president, presided over the meeting.