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Rahul Gandhi Slams PM Modi's 100 Days

BP World Bureau | Sep 08 2019 09:11:45 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed that there is a "lack of direction" to fix the economic slowdown in the first 100 days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term.

"Congratulations to the Modi Government on their #100DaysNoVikas that continued subversion of democracy, a firmer stranglehold on a submissive media to drown out criticism and a glaring lack of leadership, direction and plans where it was needed the most - to turnaround our ravaged economy," tweeted the former Congress chief.

The opposition party also fielded senior leader Kapil Sibal to take on the Modi government.

There was a series of tweets that claimed the 100 days have witnessed a slump in economy, increase in mob attacks and political vendetta.

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"The agencies apply the law selectively to opposition leaders only while those belonging to the BJP are given an easy escape route," said Kapil Sabil mentioning the arrest of P chidambaram and DK Shivakumar.

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI officials in the case related to corruption charges in the INX Media case. Former Minister and senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar was arrested on Tuesday evening in the alleged money laundering case.

"Eight sectors have been recorded with a growth rate below 2 per cent and our Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman still refuses to accept that our economy is in free fall. If the BJP continues with this path of negligence and deceit, it is sure that we are heading towards recession," they said.

The Congress party added that automobile sector is facing its worst-ever crisis in years and all the government has to say our economy is doing better than the US and China.

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"39 new bills were introduced out of which 28 were passed in the budget session of parliament. However, none was sent for scrutiny to either the Standing Committee or Select Committee," the Congress leader added.

Within these 100 days, the central government has passed key bills like Triple Talaq and the health sector laws that are one of the greatest achievements of the government.