BJP failed on all fronts, 'achche din' yet to arrive: Scindia
The NDA government has "completely failed" on all fronts during its three-year-rule and people are yet to see 'achche din' (good days), which, the BJP had promised, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Sunday.
Claiming that "there is a big difference between in their (BJP's) words and deeds", he alleged that the government is creating an atmosphere of intolerance and is responsible for the rising number of atrocities on Dalits.
The Narendra Modi government "mishandled" sensitive matters like internal security and Kashmir issue, the Congress leader said and questioned the country's foreign policy towards Pakistan and China. "The party used to talk about 'achche din' (good days) before polls. But so far, 'achche din' have not come for the people," Scindia said.
"An atmosphere of intolerance is being created in the country. If any one speaks against the government, he is declared anti-national. The government is making a policy about what you eat, what you wear and what you think... Anti- Romeo squad is one of such example," Scindia said.
"During the Congress' rule, there was peace in the Valley. Tourism was growing and development was taking place in Kashmir. But now, there is complete uncertainty and the situation there is dangerous," Scindia said.
Questioning the government's foreign policy, he said the Indo-Pak border have been on the rise and questioned the government's "silence" on mutilation of soldiers' bodies.
The Congress leader said, "The BJP government had promised to make farming profitable and implement Swaminathan commission report."
"But on the contrary, the minimum support price of paddy and wheat increased by just 3.9 per cent and 4 per cent respectively. The UPA government had raised paddy and wheat MSP by 10 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively."
"Farm growth has dipped to 1.7 per cent. That is why farmers are committing suicides. 12,000 farmers committed suicide in the last two years," Scindia claimed.
"IT companies are laying off people. Our unemployment rate is six per cent. Such kind of situation rose under Modi's rule," he alleged.
Scinida also claimed that the Modi government has just changed the names of various schemes launched by the UPA government and tried to take credit of the same.