Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech ‘most disappointing’, says Congress


New Delhi, Aug 15 : The Congress on Tuesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech as “most disappointing” and said his promise of curbing black money “remains a sham”.

“His (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) fight against black money was a sham and remains a sham,” Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters here.

Sharma said the Modi government has “promoted black money hoarding” and promoted “crony capitalism”.

Lashing out at the government, Sharma asked, “Why has this government not given an account of how much of black money is there in the money that has come back to the RBI vaults?”

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s Independence Day address, he said: “After three years, it was time for him to give an account of the failures of his government to deliver on the promises, especially the betrayal of the youth, the farmers and the weaker sections.”

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