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Congress criticises PM Modi for not visiting Chhattisgarh

“Seventeen poor tribal women died in the botched sterilisation surgeries but the Prime Minister did not yet visit the affected families,” Hariprasad told a press conference here.

Hariprasad alleged that Modi had visited Australia recently only to benefit a particular businessman and get Rs 6,000 crore bank loan sanctioned in his (businessman’s) favor in order to develop a mine there.

“Governance is not mere marketing strategy... The visit would have been appreciated if it was
meant to strengthen the diplomatic and bilateral ties with the nation. But unfortunately, his visit was only aimed to benefit a businessman,” he said.

Naming the Adani group of companies in this context, Hariprasad said had it been a business tour of the Prime Minister, he would have had a complete team of businessmen accompanying him to Australia and not only one.

Referring to Modi government’s performance in the last six months since coming to power, he said the government has failed to keep its promise on bringing back black money stashed abroad.

Opposition parties have taken up the issue seriously in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

Besides, the government did nothing for the farmers, labourers and poorer section of the society, he alleged.

Flaying BJP for appointing Amit Shah as party president, the Congress leader said he was an “absconder” and enquiry against him in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case was still pending in Mumbai and Gujarat High courts. “It is below the dignity of a party (to appoint Shah),” he said.
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