New Delhi, Feb 7 : Trinamool Congress on Thursday fielded its Member Dinesh Trivedi, a native of Gujarat -- to speak in the Motion of Thanks to President Address, who said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was behaving like a Mughal emperor.
'Do hazar Uneesh, BJP finish (BJP will be finished in 2019),' said Mr Dwivedi who was Railway Minister in the UPA II regime.
Castigating the government for failures in multiple fronts, he specially made a mention of demonetisation decision of Prime Minister Modi and said various survey reports and analysis by economists have shown that the move was a failure.
He said the MSME suffered a lot during the last four-and-a-half years and many people were rendered jobless due to noteban.
The country experienced highest rate of joblessness under this government, he accused.
At least 3.5 million people lost their jobs due to demonetisation imposed by the government in 2016, he said.
Mr Trivedi said the joblessness is so alarming that the graduates have started to apply for jobs of sweepers.
Mr Trivedi maintained that most of the remarks made by Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge during the debate had merits and endorsement of the Opposition parties as the government of the day stands exposed.
In this context, Mr Trivedi in a lighter vein said 'Kharge ki speech se itne demoralise ho gaye ki Pradhan Mantri chale gaye (Prime Minister was demoralised listening to Mr Kharge's speech and he left the House)'.
The Member from Barrackpur (West Bengal) said he was unable to understand the claim made by the government time and again that prior to 2014, the country was passing through uncertainty.
Was there no government, no Parliament or no Constitution, he remarked.
Toeing the party line, he said the democracy is in danger in the country as various institutions with constitutional validity have been compromised.
'In this context, I can cite Parliament itself as several bills have been bulldozed, ' he said in reference to Ordinance route chosen by the government in various legislative measures. (UNI)