BJP hits back at Sonia for Modi remark

BJP hits back at Sonia for Modi remark

Reacting sharply to Congress president’s jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to fulfill poll promises, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday sarcastically remarked that Sonia Gandhi’s speech writer did not do their “homework properly” as they got their facts wrong.

“I am pained to say that even after remaining out of power, Soniaji speech writers don’t do their homework. That is why she sometimes speaks such things. She will realise her mistakes if she sees it in a mirror,” Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.  

Speaking at an election rally in Haryana on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi had said that the Nationa Democratic Alliance  government was merely rehashing the UPA government’s schemes by giving different names and has not been able to fulfill the tall promises made during the Lok Sabha elections. She specifically questioned the prime minister for not bringing back the black money stashed by Indians abroad.

Prasad responded by saying, “Your government could not form an SIT on black money in two years despite Supreme Court directives. We constituted SIT on the very first Cabinet meeting. Now, the entire world including Switzerland is ready to cooperate with us (on sharing information on black money).”

Prasad also brought in the weak prime minister (Manmohan Singh) versus strong prime minister (Narendra Modi) debate to point out other differences between the two governments.

The UPA had often come under criticism for having dual power centre and power lied with 10 Janpath occupants while Manmohan Singh merely remained the PM.

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