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Modi government not doing enough for poor: Opposition

New Delhi, Feb 6: Opposition parties on Monday criticised the rendra Modi government for allegedly ignoring the poor and weaker sections of the society, saying its promise of inclusive development was hollow. Resuming the debate in the Rajya Sabha on the presidential address to the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha before the budget session, which began on January 31, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said the address had “nothing new in it”. He said the Prime Minister is a busy person and “should be informed about ground realities”.

“I myself have worked with a prime minister and I know he is a busy man. He is to be informed properly about whatever is happening in the country,” he said. Shukla said that farmers, labourers and other weaker sections of the society were suffering under Modi’s rule. Sharad Yadav of Jata Dal (United) also slammed the government for its demonetisation move, saying lakhs of farmers had suffered because of it. He demanded that the government must inform the tion how much uccounted money was recovered by the move.

Yadav also drew the government’s attention to the “dangerous situation” in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the government must talk to all concerned to ensure peace in the Valley. He said social disparity was a cause of concern and it must be addressed “before it’s too late”. (IANS)

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