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Cong bombards NDA with questions on 9 years of governance at Centre


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SHILLONG, May 27: With the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) completing its nine years on Saturday, the Congress, while casting aspersions on the governance, has posed a spate of questions for the Centre.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) Media Coordinator, Bobbeeta Sharma, while addressing a press conference here, alleged that the BJP-led government at the Centre, having failed in delivering on its promises, now stands exposed in front of the public.
She posed questions on the economy, corruption and cronyism, China and national security, social harmony, social justice, democracy, federalism, welfare schemes, and COVID-19 mismanagement.
On economy, she questioned, “Why is it that inflation and unemployment are skyrocketing in India? Why have the rich become richer and the poor poorer? Why is public property being sold to PM Modi’s friends, even as economic disparities are increasing? Why is it that the agreements made with farmers while repealing the three black farm laws have not been honoured? Why has MSP not been legally guaranteed? Why didn’t farmers’ income double over the last 9 years?”
Referring to corruption, Sharma asked, “Why are you putting people’s hard-earned savings in LIC and SBI at risk to benefit your friend Adani? Why are you letting thieves escape? Why are you silent on rampant corruption in BJP-ruled states and why are you letting Indians suffer?”
Highlighting the Indo-China relations, she said, “Why is it that even after your clean chit to China in 2020, they continue to occupy Indian territory? A total of 18 mootings have been held with China, yet why do they refuse to yield Indian territory?”
Accusing the Centre of disrupting the social harmony, she questioned, “Why are you deliberately using the politics of hatred for electoral gains and fuelling an atmosphere of fear in society?”
“Why is it that your oppressive government is methodically destroying the foundations of social justice? Why are you silent on the atrocities against women, Dalits, SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities? Why are you ignoring the demand for a caste census?” she said.
Questioning the government for allegedly weakening the constitutional values of India, Sharma asked, “Why have you weakened our constitutional values and democratic institutions in the last nine years? Why are you practising the politics of revenge against Opposition parties and leaders? And why are you using blatant money power to destabilise governments elected by the people?”
“Why is it that schemes for the welfare of the poor, needy and tribals are being weakened by cutting their budgets and making restrictive rules,” she continued.
Criticising the central government on the “poor handling” of the COVID -19 situation, the AICC Media Coordinator questioned, “Why is it that despite the tragic deaths of over 40 lakh people due to COVID-19, the Modi government has refused to compensate their families? Why did you suddenly impose a lockdown which forced lakhs of workers to return home, and not provide any support?”

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