New Delhi,Jan 1 : The Congress criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interview, saying the entire interview consists of “I,me,mine and myself”, and termed it as more of a Modi’s monologue.
Further attacking Modi that there was no mention of ground realities or any concern for promises made by him to the people.
Saying the interview was “khoda pahad, nikli chuhiya (much ado about nothing)” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said it only Modi’s monologue.
“The whole summary of PM Modi’s interview was – ‘‘myself’,” Randeep Singh Surjewala said at a Press conference.
Congress spokesperson Surjewala said, ” Modiji interview looks like a parody as it is Bereft of ground reality, ‘jumlas’ (rhetoric) galore.”
Asserting that the Prime Minister should have instead announced the progress on “10 promises that he made,” including the one to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every bank account and bringing back black money from abroad,Surjewala said, “Nation suffers – DeMo, Gabbar Singh Tax (GST), bank frauds, black money, Rs 15 Lack in every account, corruption in Rafale deal, price rise, national security imperiled, farm distress, and ‘acche din’.”
.The first interview of 2019 has put entire future in perspective. Only 100 days left for Modiji to bid goodbye,” said Surjewala.
Surjewala described the PM’s interview to news agency ANI as a “monologue.”
Modi answered questions on range of issues ranging from the government’s stand on the Ram Temple to Urjit Patel resignation from the RBI.
He also made sharp attacks on the Congress and the Gandhi family, which he said had run the country for four generations and were facing charges of financial irregularities and are out on bail.
Surjewala said, “Your [Modi] I’s and lies have destroyed the nation’s societal fabric trampled upon constitutional bodies.” “We expected that in 2019 you [Modi] will at least express regret but you have only peddled lies. The nation suffers as Modiji dithers,” he said.
Surjewala said the Prime Minister “had only peddled lies” at the interview about his government’s 55 months in power.
Attacking Modi on the Rafale fighter jet deal , the Congress spokesperson demanded for a probe by a parliamentary panel. “Why are you running away from a probe,” he underscored, listing what he said, were the government’s “broken promises”.
Modi accused the Congress campaign against him over the Rafale deal as an attempt to weaken the army .
“Should I worry that they are making personal attacks on me, or whether my country’s needs should be met?…. I will continue on the path of honesty and give primacy to the country’s security,” Modi told ANI.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Modi of favouring Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group in the Rafale deal.