Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today alleged there was “over centralisation of power” in the central government blocking the functioning of the entire system and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling promises.
“The problem with this government is that it thinks that only Modiji has all the knowledge, only he knows everything. Be it about Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir or One Rank One Pension, the whole knowledge is only with Modiji. So everyone is waiting for and looking at what he will do.
“There has been an over-centralisation (of power). And Modi is not saying anything. Thus the entire system is getting blocked,” he told reporters here when asked about the stalled NSA level talks between India and Pakistan.
Gandhi said that the country has tremendous capabilities and there are many people in the foreign service and finance ministry, in the government and outside government including in professional fields, who understand their job and know how to do it.
Referring to the volatility in the market and its impact on the economy, he said the BJP had promised to transform India but nobody has seen that transformation happening.
“Anybody in the country can see the economy is going down. And now you saw what happened in the market,” he said.
Gandhi said the Prime Minister promised One Rank One Pension but the ex servicemen are on hunger strike.
“The Prime Minister should take action. He has made promises and everybody knows those promises. I think it is about time the Prime Minister stops making commitments and start taking action. There was the promise about fixing the economy. There was OROP.
“Where is the promise about fixing corruption? Where is the promise about Rs 15 lakh coming into the bank accounts of the people from Lalit Modi’s bank account. That is not happening. So he should start acting,” Gandhi said.