NEW DELHI: Congress accused the Modi government of “socially distancing” itself from the citizens which it said was evident in the rise in hunger in the country and absence of any development during last six years, as it questioned the claims made by the PM in his radio address. Congress’s Kapil Sibal said the BJP’s agenda before lockdown was Article 370, Ayodhya, CAA, NRC, which had resulted in rise in poverty and collapse in healthcare system.
“According to the Global Hunger Index, India ranks 102 out of the 117 countries. Has this government in the last 6 years concentrated on the real issues of the people of India? At least now, change the way you are handling the future of this country,” Sibal told reporters, adding, “The government tells the court that we are prophets of doom … future history books will recognise these 6 years as harbinger of doom.”
Sibal alleged the solicitor general’s statement about high courts running a “parallel government” was aimed at browbeating the courts, citing how some judges and benches have been changed in recent months. tnn
Source : TOI