NDA govt works only for rich, capitalists, says Tewari

NDA govt works only for rich, capitalists, says Tewari

'No creativity in Centre's welfare programmes'

Congress leader Manish Tewari said that NDA-led Central government had failed to take up welfare programmes in the last 14 months. There is no creative thinking as far as welfare programmes of the Centre are concerned.

Briefing mediapersons in the city on Wednesday, he said the government worked only for the rich and capitalists.

To a query whether the membership drive of the BJP, with a target to enrol 11 crore party workers, had become a threat to the future of the Congress, he said “I am worried over the future of the BJP. By 2019, It might miss the political bus in India. From May 2014 to August 2015, there is a sea of change in the mood of the people.”

“People have realised that the country cannot be run on bluffs. The governance in the last 14 months has taken a big hit. There is religious polarisation orchestrated by the BJP in the country. The BJP is not politically stable in spite of winning the majority in the election. Union Minister Jaitely has shrunk the Indian economy and there is negative growth of inflation, which is not a good development. According to the government records, eight sectors of the government including oil sector has reported negative growth in the last five months,” he said.

The government will lose its relevance and the BJP will be marginalised in the country, Tewari added.

On GST Bill, he said there was problem with designing of the Bill. “We had sought clarifications with regard to rate of taxation, redressal mechanism and exemption of certain products from the ambit of the GST Bill. Unless design issues are addressed, our stand will remain the same,” Tewari said and added that the government had to agree to the demand of the Opposition with regard to a union minister and two of BJP’s chief ministers facing corruption charges.

As far as the allegations against the Congress leaders including former chief minister of Goa and chief minister of Himachal Pradesh are concerned, they are exaggerated. “We firmly believe that law should take its own course as far as investigations against two Congress leaders are concerned. Digambar Kamath is facing the law and fighting the allegations legally.”