Suspending query hour akin to Parliament lockdown, will oppose it tooth and nail: Congress

Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 3

Setting the tone for upcoming Parliament session, the Congress on Thursday stated it will combat tooth and nail the BJP-led authorities’s resolution to droop the query hour.

Launching its strongest assault in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the opposition occasion additionally gave a brand new identify for GDP, which fell by 23.9 per cent within the first quarter.

Calling it ‘Girti Doobti Pichadti arthvyavastha’, the Congress accused the ruling occasion and PM Modi of imposing financial anarchy and pushing the nation right into a deep financial abyss as a result of choices like demonetisation and GST.

Party chief Randeep Surjewala stated by “feeding peacocks and changing clothes three times in a day”, the “Paridhan Mantri” won’t be able to carry India out of financial abyss. “According to the NCRB data, 116 farmers and 48 unemployed people commit suicide every day. How can the PM even sleep?” he stated.

“We need a major economic and financial surgery,” Surjewala stated on a day Congress chief Rahul Gandhi launched yet one more salvo in opposition to the BJP-led NDA accusing it of promoting the nation to four-five company homes and ignoring repeated warnings from consultants on the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic had affected the economic system.

Surjewala claimed the BJP had misplaced the proper to manipulate and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, “responsible” for pushing the GDP down by almost 24 per cent, should herself resign. “How can the FM be allowed to remain on the position. The PM should dismiss her immediately,” he stated.

Surjewala alleged that the Modi authorities was shying away from answering questions which was why it was attempting to kill “democracy and Parliament” by suspending the query hour. “They want to cripple and finish Parliament and the decision is a proof of that conspiracy. Can there be any logical answer to why the government does not want to answer questions? This is nothing but lockdown. The government does not want to answer questions on the issues of economy, suicides and job losses. That is why they are doing something that has not been done in the past 73 years. NDA ministers are telling white lies. The government is scared of answering questions on brazen transgressions by the Chinese, the plunder of Indian economy and businesses. The Congress party will oppose their policies tooth and nail,” stated Surjewala.

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