In order to avoid the questions and answer ahead of Gujarat elections, the government has taken the extra ordinary step of not holding a winter session when it should be held. – Sonia Gandhi, Congress President
New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today lashed out at the Modi-government by stating that in its arrogance, it has cast a dark shadow on India’s Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds.
Ms Gandhi was delivering the opening remarks at the Congress Working Committe. She said that the Government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy, it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections.
Parliament is the forum in which questions should be asked – questions about corruption in high places, conflict of interest of serving ministers and dubious defense deals, the Congress President pointed out adding the Government will be obliged to answer these questions, but in order to avoid the questions and answer ahead of Gujarat elections, the government has taken the extra ordinary step of not holding a winter session when it should be held.
Launching a frontal attack, Ms Gandhi said the Prime Minister had the audacity to have a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch an ill prepared and flawed GST but today he lacks the courage to face Parliament.
The Congress President pinned down the Modi Government by stating: “Unemployment, rising inflation, falling exports and GST are causing tremendous suffering to millions of people. A year later, demonetization has done nothing but rub salt on the wounds of distressed farmers, small traders, housewives and daily workers.The fortunes of a handful are being built by destroying the future of the poor and the oppressed.Yet the Prime Minister continues with greater vigor, to make announcements, false promises, and to quote facts and figures that have nothing to do with the reality on the ground.”
The Modi government, Ms Gandhi said, is also forcefully trying to change the history of modern India by systematically erasing the contributions made by Pandit Nehruji and Indira Gandhi – be it through rewriting school text books, through malicious misinformation and propaganda, or ignoring with disdain the importance of the birth centenary of Indiraji.This vilification is blatant and for all to see.