After unfurling National Flag at the Congress headquarters in Delhi, Congress President, Sonia Gandhi called upon people to fight the divisive forces. She said people should unite and protect the Indianness. Separatism, terrorism and communalism were the worrisome threat for all. Meanwhile, the Congress and other opposition parties found fault with the speech delivered by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi from Red Fort.
Congress leader Anand Sharma said Modi government failed to deliver on the party’s promises. After ruling the country for three years, the Prime Minister should have counted the promises fulfilled by the government. He claimed that demonetization was a success but did not disclose the black money recovered by scrapping the high denomination notes. He wondered how the process of counting was still going on till date.
The Congress leader reminded the Prime Minister that the government miserably failed to create two crore jobs yearly. Lakhs of people were rendered jobless in the wake of demonetization. The unfortunate decision slowed down the economic growth, he added. The Congress leader said it was insensitivity on the part of the Prime Minister to compare the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy with the natural calamities. Really the hospital incident was man made and a criminal negligence on the part of the Yogi administration and the doctors of the hospital.
Commenting on the Goods and Service Tax, the Congress leader said small traders and entrepreneurs were not prepared to switch over to the GST, but the government did not come to their rescue. The new tax regime was a haphazard decision taken in hurry.
Political circles here in Delhi also found fault with the warning to Gao Rakshaks and said the Prime Minister warned them so many times in the past, but the cow vigilantes were least bothered about it. It means the government lacks conviction.