Cong takes potshots at PM over NDA govt’s 30-day report card

Congress on Friday took potshots at prime minister Narendra Modi over the 30-day report card of his government, wondering whether the ‘serious hard work’ was aimed at the rail fare hike, rising sugar prices and a policy that would see regular hike in prices of petroleum products.

‘30-days report card of his government presented through a blog by the prime minister is full of pessimism and reflects tendency to criticise all institutions instead of ensuring course correction,’ party spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters.

He wanted to know what are those internal dissensions and challenges that Modi is facing within 30 days of taking over government and what are the reasons. ‘India wants to know... whether centralisation of power is the reason for this internal dissension,’ he asked and hit out at the government for the rail fare hike and rise in sugar prices.

He also had a dig at Modi for his statement that his government did not have the ‘luxury’ of a ‘honeymoon period’. ‘Post of prime minister in our democratic set up is that of supreme responsibility and honour. Description of this post through phraseology like ‘honeymoon’ goes against the very tenets of our democratic setup... Instead of accusing the media and other institutions, the prime minister needs to rise above the mindset of honeymoon period,’ he said.
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