Cong terms BJP’s ‘unmatched govt’ video show of arrogance

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) On the completion of six years of the Narendra Modi government, while the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released a video on its Twitter handle — 6 saal bemisaal — on Saturday, the opposition Congress, here on Sunday, termed it as a show of “arrogance and hubrios”.

Criticising the BJP, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said on the day when 24 migrant workers, desperately trying to survive amid the BJP government's apathy, were killed in a road accident, and millions of Indians were left to fend for themselves, the ruling party was claiming ‘incomparable six years'.

The BJP in a 9-minute video claimed that after taking over in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working for the country's development and also making India the ‘Vishwaguru' (teacher to the world).

As many as 24 migrant workers, trying to reach home amid lockdown, were killed and 37 injured in a road accident in the Auraiya district of UP around 2.30 a.m. on Saturday.

Calling the BJP being insensitive when the migrant crisis is raging across the nation, the Congress said it was not the time of celebration when hapless workers were dying on roads.

Anand Sharma, another senior Congress leader, said, “They don't understand the seriousness of the situation”. More people would die of starvation than Covid-19 as the government was doing nothing for the poor and the downtrodden.

The Congress also demanded 150 days of mandatory MNREGA work with Rs 300 as wages.

Modi is the first BJP Prime Minister to win two consecutive terms and form the majority government.

“Lakhs of men, women and children are on the march, desperate to get back to their homes. The biggest migration since Independence is underway, triggered by policies divorced from India's ground realities and ignoring the needs of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, who have been left to fend for themselves,” Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday.

The government had failed to formulate and define plans to tackle this humanitarian crisis caused by the nationwide lockdown, he added.



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