From rising prices to unemployment, the Congress party posed nine questions to Prime Minister Modi on Friday, 26 May.
The jibe: The questions were posted on Twitter by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has built a "9-year-old building on false promises and the plight of the public!"
"Unemployment has been at its highest since independence and the way the government has tried to hide it is a "tragedy"" said Congress social media head Supriya Shrinate.
Flip side: Meanwhile, BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad dismissed the Opposition party's questions as a "bundle of lies and mountain of deception."
"These are not questions arising out of criticism, which they have a right to do, but are the result of a pathological hatred towards Narendra Modi," he reportedly said in a press conference on the same day.
Why it matters: The queries put forth by the Congress come ahead of the launch of a month-long campaign by the BJP to "mark the completion of nine years of government at the Centre."
Zoom in: Demanding an apology for Modi's "betrayal", the Congress pressed the prime minister for answers on the following issues:
Inflation and unemployment
Promises made to farmers
China's alleged border incursions
Politics of hatred
Atrocities against marginalised communities
Weakening of democratic institutions
Meanwhile, another political controversy brewed between the two parties regarding the upcoming inauguration of the new Parliament building on Sunday, 28 May, specifically over the 'Sengol' ceremony.
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