‘9 saal, 9 sawaal’: Congress asks PM Modi 9 questions as BJP govt completes 9 years
“We want the prime minister to break his silence on these questions,” Congress General Secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh said at a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi.
NEW DELHI- The Congress released a document titled ‘9 saal 9 sawaal‘ (9 years 9 questions) at the briefing, listing the queries of the party – which range from the subjects of economy and corruption to COVID-19 and social justice. “The prime minister must respond to these nine questions before the BJP begins to celebrate,” the Congress said.
It must be noted that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete nine years in power on May 30, the Congress party Friday said it wants to raise nine questions for the PM on this occasion. “We want the prime minister to break his silence on these questions,” Congress General Secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh said at a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi.
Here is the ‘9 saal 9 sawaal‘ of Congress.
- The Economy : Why is it that inflation and unemployment are skyrocketing in India? Why have the rich become richer and the poor poorer? Why is public property being sold to PM Modi’s friends, even as economic disparities are increasing?
- Agriculture and farmers : Why is it that the agreements made with farmers while repealing the three black farm laws have not been honoured? Why has MSP not been legally guaranteed? Why didn’t farmers’ income double over the last 9 years?
- Corruption and cronyism : Why are you putting people’s hard-earned savings in LIC and SBI at risk to benefit your friend Adani? Why are you letting thieves escape? Why are you silent on rampant corruption in BJP-ruled states, and why are you letting Indians suffer?
- China and National Security : Why is it that even after your clean chit to China in 2020, they continue to occupy Indian territory? 18 meetings have been held with China, yet why do they refuse to yield Indian territory and instead continue with their aggressive tactics?
- Social Harmony : Why are you deliberately using the politics of hatred for electoral gains and fueling an atmosphere of fear in society?
- Social justice : Why is it that your oppressive government is methodically destroying the foundations of social justice? Why are you silent on the atrocities against women, Dalits, SC, ST, OBCs and minorities? Why are you ignoring the demand for a caste census?
- Democracy and federalism : Why have you weakened our Constitutional values and democratic institutions in the last nine years? Why are you practicing the politics of revenge against Opposition parties and leaders? And why are you using blatant money power to destabilise governments elected by the people?
- Welfare schemes : Why is it that schemes for the welfare of the poor, needy and tribals are being weakened by cutting their budgets and making restrictive rules?
- COVID-19 mismanagement : Why is it that despite the tragic deaths of over 40 lakh people due to COVID-19, the Modi government has refused to compensate their families? Why did you suddenly impose a lockdown which forced lakhs of workers to return home, and not provide any support?