Four years of claptrap: Tejas2 min read
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Saturday described completion of four years of the Narendra Modi government as “four years of jumlebaazi (claptrap)”. He said Modi did not fulfil a single promise made to the poor and instead cheated poor people after taking their votes.
Tejashwi’s statement comes at a time BJP leaders are celebrating four years of the Modi government at the Centre. BJP president Amit Shah claimed that in the past four years, Modi had ended the politics of appeasement, dynasty politics and ushered in the politics of development.
But the leader of Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly claimed that there were expensive campaigns and cheap development in the last four years.
“In the last four years, Narendra Modi spoke very sweetly but had a dictatorial attitude. He did not create any jobs for the youth, neither did he provide bread to the poor,” Tejashwi told The Telegraph while returning to Patna from Jokihat where he was campaigning for the bypolls. “His four years were full of jumlebaazi (claptraps), cunningness and lies. He just loves people from the corporate sector and suppresses the poor. The country suffered in his four-year tenure and will continue to suffer for one more year.”
Tejashwi asked the Prime Minister what happened to the promise of providing jobs to two crore youths every year. He also asked Modi, who was in Cuttack on Saturday, to give details of this several initiatives like Make in India, Startup India, Standup India, Digital India and many more.
“In the last four years, he launched several initiatives in the name of India, I really want to know what happened to those initiatives. I want to know what happened to the Adarsh Gram Yojana, in which MPs were supposed to adopt a village in their respective parliamentary constituencies. What happened to the smart city project? I cannot see a single brick of the smart city project in Patna or any other city,” Tejashwi said.
The former deputy chief minister did not spare chief minister Nitish Kumar either, wondering if he will play the audio tapes of Narendra Modi’s campaign speeches, as he used to do during the Assembly election in Bihar.
The RJD also alleged that in the last four years atrocities against women and Dalits had increased and there was contentious downfall of the country’s economy.
Even JDU national general secretary and MLA Shyam Rajak did not seem happy with the Modi government’s performance.
Rajak said that issues related to Dalits are not taken seriously and they continue to be attacked across the country.
“There is no respite as far as atrocities against Dalits are concerned and they are continuously being targeted and thrashed be it in the case of Una or Rajkot in Gujarat. I hope in the next one year the Modi government will do something to protect the rights of Dalits,” Rajak said.
Courtesy: The Telegraph