'Make in India' means cooking stories against opposition: Congress slams Modi

Congress slams Modi, locks horns with BJP for levelling baseless allegations against it

New Delhi: The Congress party yesterday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that ‘Make in India’ for him meant ‘cooking stories’ against opposition and ‘baseless’ allegations were being levelled against the party to divert people’s attention from ‘his embarrassing economic failures’.

Up in arms: Congress members from Karad, Maharashtra, protest against NDA government.
Up in arms: Congress members from Karad, Maharashtra, protest against NDA government.

“From National Herald to AgustaWestland and Ishrat Jehan fake encounter, the BJP has proven itself capable of making baseless accusations, but incapable of substantiating any of their claims,” the party said.

In a strongly-worded commentary posted on its website, the AICC stated: “If indeed there is any proof of wrongdoing, then is the Modi Government so impotent that they cannot prosecute the guilty”. The statement further read: “There is a difference between a strong PM who lets his work do the talking, and a PM so busy talking that he forgets his work.”

The attack comes in the wake of the saffron party targeting the grand old party over charges that Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, may have bought a benami property in London.

Rahul can take over: Amarinder

Chandigarh: As speculation raged over the issue, Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh yesterday said the time is right for Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress chief. He also favoured Priyanka’s entry into active politics. “Sonia Gandhi is a brilliant leader. I have said that she has been working for the last 20 years. If she feels that time has come to give it to a new generation, then she should pass it on,” he said.

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