Modi government is insensitive to public opinion, declares the Congress president at party meeting
GN Bureau | August 3, 2015
Parliamentary majority does not give anyone a license to escape accountability, said Sonia Gandhi on Monday morning and dashed to ground any hopes the government was harbouring on resumption of business in parliament. She declared “no productive discussions, no meaningful proceedings as long as those responsible for gross wrong-doings remain in office.”
Clarifying the stand of the Congress party she said “we're not being aggressive just to match BJP's aggression of past. We are forced to take our position because of government's brazen attitude.”
A tough-talking Sonia said "the current session of Parliament is a relatively short one but it is already proving eventful. It has been eventful for one and only one reason-and that is the gross insensitivity of the Modi Government to public opinion, for its absolute silence on acts of monumental corruption, its wilful violations of the law and gross misdemeanours on the part of its leading lights." She was speaking at the Congress parliamentary party meeting.
On prime minister Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the 'Mann ki Baat' man appears to retreat into a 'maun vrat' whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues.
"The prime minister has been very free with his promises. Yet he seems totally incapable of delivering on them. On the one hand, he never misses an opportunity to claim the moral high ground on transparency, integrity and accountability," said the Congress president.
"On the other he has been conspicuous by his deafening silence on the blatant transgressions by his external affairs minister and two of his chief ministers. There are others too in this roll call of dishonour but for the time being we are confining ourselves to these three. The "mann ki baat" man appears to retreat into a "maun vrat" whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues," she said.
“There is a mountain of incontrovertible evidence in public domain for PM to require resignations of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” Sonia made it clear.
With the commissioning of the third unit of the Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project (PSTPP), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully executed the 1,980 MW coal-based supercritical thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh. The first two units of the project
The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) will set up a new body, Digital India Corporation (DIC), to execute prime minister’s ambitious Digital India programme. The corporation will subsume some of the existing agencies within the ministry including the National e-Gove
While India and China are pitted against each other in South Asia and the Southeast Asian region, and the former’s refusal to participate in Beijing held summit on One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative was a low point in their bilateral ties, New Delhi is now preparing an initiative that will r
The existing Pragati Maidan complex is set to get a new face with its redevelopment into a world class state-of-the-art integrated exhibition-cum-convention centre (IECC). CMD, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), L C Goyal and CMD, NBCC (India) Limited, Anoop Kumar M
GAIL (India) Limited has registered 57 percent rise in profit after tax (PAT) for the 2016-17 fiscal with the PAT increasing to Rs 3,503 crore from Rs 2,226 crore in the last fiscal. The rise in profit was boosted mainly by a turnaround in the company’s petrochemical
A senior bureaucrat, apparently much respected among the administrative circles, faces two years in jail. His crime: a decision that may have come from the political leadership. HC Gupta, a former coal secretary, is among the three bureaucrats convicted b