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‘What are you exactly celebrating?’ Rahul Gandhi asks on Modi govt’s 'three year' festivities

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 16 May 2017, 12:45:57
India TV Politics Desk

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today wondered what the BJP-led government at the Centre was celebrating after three years in power, as all it had to show for this time were "broken promises" and "non-performance". 

Pointing to farmer suicides and unemployment in the country, he said the last three years were a "betrayal" of the mandate the government had received. 

 

"Youth are struggling to find jobs, farmers are committing suicide & soldiers are dying at the border. What exactly is the Govt celebrating?" Gandhi tweeted. 

 

 

"3 years of broken promises, non performance & betrayal of a mandate," he said in another tweet. 

 

The BJP is organising a 'MODI Fest' across the country to mark three years of its rule at the Centre. Modi, however, does not refer to the Prime Minister's name but stands for ‘Making Of Developing India’. 

The festival will be kicked off by the PM with a series of events and a public meeting in Guwahati on May 26, and will conclude on June 15. 

The celebrations are planned to be held across the country and there will be at least one event in each district. 

The Prime Minister will then visit four other cities of India. The four cities might be out of these five cities, namely - Bengaluru, Delhi, Jaipur, Kota, Kolkata and Pune.

The celebration will take place in 900 cities across India and every minister will visit four cities each. Also 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' programme will be held in 500 cities.

Prime Minister Modi will also be writing two crore letters to common people. 10 crores SMSs will be done within a span of 15 days.

Also, on May 26, first page of 400 newspapers will carry advertisements displaying the Centre's achievements.

There will be 30 and 60 seconds advertisements on television and radio as well.

It is also expected that 'Bharat Ubhar Raha Hai' will be added to the party's tag line 'Desh Badal Raha Hai'.

On May 27-28, all the Cabinet ministers will be briefing the media. They will also be meeting non-political people.

 

Gandhi had earlier also attacked the government over job creation and had said it failed to deliver on its poll promise of creating 1 crore jobs a year. 

He had said the youth had been let down by the government's lack of vision.