Congress objects to PM’s use of state machinery for ‘furthering political agenda’
The Congress on Monday raised strong objections to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s use of state machinery and resources for allegedly furthering his political agenda to “abuse” the opposition. Senior party spokesperson Anand Sharma dubbed Modi BJP’s “principal propagandist” and accused him of misleading people through his “hollow and false” promises. He claimed Modi had brought the level of discourse in the country to “gutter level”.
Raising objections to the Prime Minister spending public money at programmes where he attacks the opposition, the Congress leader called upon the Election Commission to take note of it. “There are questions to be asked of this Prime Minister. We have strong objection to what he has said in the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas today. He has been misleading the people of India, but it was a shocking list of boastful claims typical of Shri Narendra Modi Ji,” he told reporters.
Sharma claimed that around Rs 6,000 crore were spent on his propaganda that included huge spending by PSUs in taking out advertisements of the Modi government. The Congress leader said if one went by Modi’s claims, India came to be recognised only after he became the Prime Minister and thus there were questions to be asked from him.…
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