As BJP completes 3 years in power on Friday, the Congress prophesied a dark future for the country on the economic and social side. It also claimed that it was on the verge of seeing friction under the BJP-led NDA government.
Additionally, they also demanded a White Paper on the government’s employment policy, alleging the government for not creating sufficient jobs.
While attacking the NDA government, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath said the seal of this administration in the last 3 years has been of “bravado, rhetoric and hyperbole”.
“The future of this country is dark from the economic point of view and from the social point of view. The country had never been so undivided. The country is on the verge of seeing strife in the future,” he said.
Nath said the last highlight of Modi government is “media management, propaganda, platitudes and acronyms” and asked people to bring a change in the politics.
“India needs a massive political change. This change in politics is not only going to reflect in the politics of today but the politics of tomorrow.”
“We demand the government issue a White Paper on its employment strategy.” he said regarding jobs noting that the IT sector is facing joblessness and fear this is not only going to cause economic issues but huge social issues.
He claimed that only 1.35 lakh jobs were created in 2015 and by 2028, the country needs 34 crore jobs. “How will jobs be created, by slogans?” he asked, adding that the prime minister promised 2 crore jobs “but what is the outcome?”
Giving a cynical representation of the country on several fronts, he said that tall claim of 7.2 per cent GDP growth does not translate into jobs or wealth creation and asked what it translated into. Nath said we are seeing disposable incomes in rural India going down, which generate demand in rural areas and that is the reason for the misery of the people.
He also slammed the BJP government for the huge loans of businessmen which are being written off whereas the debt-ridden farmers are barely receiving any help from the government.
He claimed that farmers have not benefited from the ‘Fasal Bima Yojana’ and rules are so complicated that only insurance companies benefited.
“Insurance companies collected a premium of 17,185 crores, but gave back 6,808 crores to farmers and made a net profit of 10,376 crores,” he alleged.
“We are seeing schemes being announced, where is the execution. Unfortunately, the country is becoming victim to this hyperbole and sloganeering,” he said.