PUDUCHERRY: Former Union Minister V Narayanasamy said the Congress victory in the bypolls in Gujarat, Rajasthan and other places is a ‘tonic’ for the party.
Speaking at a function organised to celebrate the victory, he said, “People have started seeing the real face of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre, which has completed 100 days in office.”.
He said the party’s victory in three Assembly constituencies in Gujarat shows people that have knowledge about the real nature of Modi’s claims of ‘Ache Din’ (Nalla Naal) and the illusion created by projecting Gujarat as the development model.
Charging Modi with functioning in an autocratic manner, the former Union Minister said the Prime Minister ignores his Cabinet colleagues while taking any decision. Stating that the BJP-led government did not fulfill the promises made by them on the completion of 100 days, and prices of the essential commodities like tomato (`160 per kg) and onion (`80 per kg) have shot up.
Narayanasamy added that the BJP’s strategy of fomenting communal tension and garnering votes in Uttar Pradesh had failed miserably, and the Samajwadi Party had won in eight Assembly constituencies.
He said there was nothing new in the budget presented by Chief Minister N Rangasamy and most of the projects announced were allotted during the Congress-led government at the Centre.
The former Union Minister, challenging the Rangasamy government to order a probe into the irregularities in the rice scheme, said the Congress was ready to face any probe in the alleged charges in the rice scheme.
He exhorted the party cadre to work towards a victory for the 2016 Assembly elections.