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Congress takes to social media to target govt

PTI 29 Nov 2014, 20:57:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Targeting the government, Congress today took to social media to highlight its “U-turns” over various issues, including black money and dealing with Pakistan and China, and will release a booklet on the same next week.

The party launched the campaign against the government on Twitter under the theme “#UTurn Sarkar”.  The first hashtag “#BJPBlackMoneyDhokha” was posted on the wall of AICC Communication Department Chairman Ajay Maken's Twitter account in the morning.  It began with a catch phrase “six months have passed;

It's U-turn Government (chheh mahine paar; U-turn Sarkar).  The next two posts on Maken's wall were “2nd #UTurn #UTurnSarkar ‘On China only talk and no walk #UTurnSarkar #3 Unprecedented 400 Ceasefire violations by Pakistan. 17 civilians killed this year-Zero last year!” Maken also gave a link of his blog on Twitter in which he has slammed the government over ceasefire violations on India's borders with China and Pakistan.  

While the AICC leader had yesterday tweeted about the campaign alleging that the BJP government at Centre has “performed at an average, one #UTurn every week”, a senior functionary today said that the party will release the booklet on the issue on Monday or Tuesday.

The party had earlier come out with a booklet, titled ‘100 Days of Misrule', charging the Narendra Modi government with not fulfilling any of the promises made during election campaigns. Modi was then accused of being a “dream merchant” selling “false dreams” to the citizens.

The party has, for last few months, been attacking the NDA government over the issue of black money and rise in food price basket from time to time besides accusing it of failing on economy as well as foreign affairs front.  In his blog, Maken accused the BJP of doing a “flip flop” on international relations with Pakistan alleging it cost India dearly.