Post-UP defeat, Congress says Modi is dream merchant

Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said, "They are dream merchants and people in UP only voted them for the promises BJP has made to them."

Published: 11th March 2017 02:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2017 02:01 PM   |  A+A-

Bharatiya Janata Party supporters toss flowers on the cutout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate winning seats in the state of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow, India, Saturday, March 11, 2017. | AP

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NEW DELHI: As the Congress heads for a massive defeat in Uttar Pradesh, the grand old party's leaders said that the BJP and PM Modi are dream merchants and they had only succeeded in selling dreams to the common people.

Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said, "They are dream merchants and people in UP only voted them for the promises BJP has made to them."

Adding further the Congress leader said, "It is actually perfect combination of polarisation and selling dreams that BJP won in UP. They are master of polarisation."

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Raising questions over governance by the BJP government in Goa and Punjab the Congress leader said that BJP has never delivered on their promises. 

"Why they lost in Goa and Punjab. Even the Goa CM is losing his seat. It is because BJP governments have never delivered on their promises. BJP governments are not performing anywhere. They have lost where ever they are in government," added Vadakkan.

The Congress leader also highlighted its performance in Punjab, where it is leading over SAD-BJP combine and AAP.

On the other side Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee said that Congress will look into the reasons for its defeat in UP. She said that Same Admi Party has lost its credibility and should not dream of having national presence.

AICC headquarter in Delhi wore a deserted look with no senior leaders inside the office on Saturday afternoon.

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