As Modi Government Hits 9-Year Mark, Congress Demands Answers: BJP Reacts

This comes ahead of the launch of a month-long commemorative campaign by the BJP.

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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

  • Alleged corruption

  • China's alleged border incursions

  • Politics of hatred

  • Atrocities against marginalised communities

  • Weakening of democratic institutions

  • Welfare schemes

  • COVID-19 mismanagement

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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