The CPI central committee today stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Parliament thanking the President’s Address was more like a BJP leader’s routine election speech than that of the Prime Minister.
In a statement here today, CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the Prime Minister is a constitutional authority and is expected to speak with dignity and decorum. He misused the platform of Parliament to spit venom on political opponents and made some allegations with half-truths. While BJP supported Telangana statehood in Parliament, Modi made adverse remarks about it. He accused the Congress of dividing Andhra Pradesh and India also, but did not speak a word about promises made to Andhra Pradesh in Parliament on special status and later on special package implementation, he added. The Prime Minister did not utter a word on Rafale deal which the government was trying to avoid from transparency in the name of security.
Sudhakar Reddy said the Nation was worried over attacks of cow vigilantes on Minorities, Dalits, hunting of intellectuals, degeneration of cultural values. Youth are worried about employment, peasants in debts without remunerative prices, people in general about price rise and workers on labour rights, he said, adding that there was no mention of any of these issues of the nation in PM’s speech.
Desperation at the waning of BJP influence, failure in implementation of promises to nation is reflected in the shape of verbal offensive, rather than a convincing reply to the nation. “CPI is totally disappointed and expresses its unhappiness at the way the PM tried to divert the attention from problems of the nation. This is nothing but bankruptcy of NDA policies under Modi leadership”, he added. (NSS)