Bengaluru, May 30 : Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah on Saturday alleged that telling lies is the biggest achievement of the Narendra Modi led NDA government. He was reacting to the open letter written by Mr Modi to citizens on completion of the first year of his second term 'Citizen of this country voted Modi to power for a second term'. Speaking to newsmen here on Saturday, Mr Siddaramaiah alleged that "the Modi government failed to fulfill the promises made during its first term and continue to make false promises even in the second term. Lying has become the biggest achievement of this government.”
He said that Modi in his letter claimed abrogation of Article 370, Ayodhya Temple verdict and repealing of Triple Talaq as the government’s biggest achievements. He questioned how the court’s verdict on Ayodhya Temple case was an achievement of the NDA government. "The government has however remained silent on issues such as unemployment, recession, declining GDP. India’s GDP has fallen below the GDP of Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Unemployment is at its peak. Youth do not have any job prospects. The government has amended the APMC Act despite the opposition. Now amendments are being proposed to Labour Law’, he added. On the Rs 20,000 Crore package announced by the Centre, Mr Siddaramaiah said that it was only one per cent of India’s GDP. Monetary benefits should have been given to people to recover economically.
On tackling of Covid 19 pandemic, the Congress leader said that both the Centre and the state government have totally failed. The Centre has not released to States its due share of GST. Chief Minister and MPs are not questioning the lack of flood relief compensation received by the State, he alleged. On political development in the BJP government, he said barring Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumtahalli, the other who had defected from the previous government had made money so far. Neither me or my part are responsible if this government falls due to ministerial aspiration of its leaders. (UNI)