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BJP Slams Sonia for Attacking Modi Govt

Published: 06th October 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “showing off” instead of delivering during an election rally in Haryana, the ruling BJP hit out at her, saying their government had done a lot.

Sonia had questioned the BJP’s promise to bring back black money in 100 days. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad replied to Sonia’s barb. “Your government could not form an SIT on black money in two years despite Supreme Court directives. We constituted an SIT on the very first Cabinet meeting. Now, the entire world including Switzerland is ready to cooperate with us (on sharing information on black money),” Prasad said.

He added that Sonia’s speechwriters were not doing their homework. “That is why she speaks sometime such things. She will realise her mistakes if she sees it in a mirror,” Prasad added sarcastically.

The BJP rallied behind its Prime Minister saying that Modi was a strong leader who was being heard across the world.

“Soniaji, your government has given a weak PM and no one including the party or any minister, was listening to him. The BJP has given a strong PM. Problem is that decisions are being made from 7 Race Course Road (PM residence) and why there has not been any national advisory council? Why there has not been any 10 Janpath (Gandhi residence),” the Law Minister rubbed it in.

Talking about performance of the BJP Government, the minister said: “India’s rating was down, now it has gone up after Modi became PM. What had your (UPA) government done for poor and farmers in the budget? About four crore people opened their bank accounts in a week’s time under the Jan Dhan Yojana. petrol prices have been reduced three times in the last three months. Inflation rates are coming down now.”

During an election campaign in Haryana, Gandhi had accused the Modi government of hijacking policies of previous Congress regimes and urged the people not to get swayed by “hollow promises”. She also accused the BJP of rechristening the schemes of the UPA and presenting them before people after having criticised the same during its regime.

Reacting to this, Prasad posed counter questions to her as to why Congress was routed if their governance was so good.

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