New Delhi, Aug 29: In a sharp attack on the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre, Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar on Wednesday charged it of spreading communal hatred and creating divisions in indian society.
Addressing the NCP's 7th national convention here in the national capital, where he was formally elected party's national president once again, Mr Pawar said,'the policies and actions of the NDA government are a matter of great concern for the country. The ideology of the Prime inister Narendra Modi led government sitting in power is divisive and is a threat to nation.'
Stressing upon the importance of the current year, Mr Pawar said that it is important not only to gear up for the up coming Lok Sabha polls, but also to overthrow a communal government that is most 'anti-peasant' government in the history of independent India. He said that every state has a different political interface and we have to go ahead accordingly and with care.
Addressing the convention, party general secretary Tariq Anwar said the NCP wanted to bring together all secular forces to defeat the current regime.'We aim to bring together the like minded secular people of the country and will stand against the current regime. Our efforts will be directed towards getting together all the secular and democratic parties in the country,'he said..
Mr Anwar accused the BJP of misleading people of the country, including especially the poor, downtrodden, youth and farmers,during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by offering them false promises, referring in this regard to Mr modi's promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh in the jan dhan accounts of the poor after bringing back the black money as well as the promise of 2 crore jobs to the unemployed youth.
He also alleged that in the current atmosphere , media, the fourth pillar of democracy , was being suppressed and was not being allowed to freely function , specially when it highlighted anything that was in bad light for the current government. Taking a dig at the Prime Minister over his address to the nation on August 15 , he said that the PM's address seemed to be more of self praise and patting the government's back rather than discussing and focussing on people's concerns.
'It never seemed like a PM's address to the nation. Moreover, it sounded like a promotion campaign, Mr Anwar said. Addressing the party workers,Mr Pawar also said that with an eye on the Lok Sabha polls, he would bring in something new in the party's system. (UNI)