PM Should Spell Out How His Foreign Trips Benefitted India: Cong

PM Should Spell Out How His Foreign Trips Benefitted India: Cong

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his foreign visits, Congress today asked him to spell out how the country has benefitted from his tours as it questioned the decision to extend USD 1 billion to Mongolia.

Sarcastically describing Modi as "Maharaj" (King), Congress spokesman Raj Babbar said he "should come out with a white paper about the benefits and good things that have happened to India with regard to his foreign trips starting from Australia, Canada, Germany, China and Mongolia and Seoul now."

Accusing the Prime Minister of practising "self-centred politics", he said, "We should know how India has been benefitted from the foreign trips of the Prime Minister. People of the country want to know that."

Babbar said Modi is behaving virtually like a King and delivering sermons as if everything has happened in India because of him.

Without taking the name of Modi, he said, "My way or the highway used to be the theory in the West where Mafias used to shoot and throw those persons on highway who did not agree with them."

He is deciding who among the Ministers will speak on which issues despite being the Ministers of Particularly department.

Referring to comments of ruling NDA ally Shiv Sena that while Modi has given funds to Mongolia, farmers are starving in Maharashtra, Babbar said, "The PM has been given right kind of advice by the coalition partner."

The Congress spokesman said, "He (PM) has given funds to Mongolia from the earning of the state exchequer of the UPA period. This government has hardly be able to generate resources till now."

He added that "granting funds to Mongolia is a good thing. But at the same time, the amount he has given to Mongolia is estimated at Rs 22,500 to Rs 30,000 per citizen. But in Maharashtra a farmer is forced to commit suicide for he fails to repay an amount of Rs 10,000 loan."

Ahmad said Modi let down the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir who had pinned hopes on him. "The Prime Minister played a trick with them which is unpardonable," he said.

"I am from Bihar and let me tell (you), people in Bihar are unhappy and disappointed with the Modi government," Ahmad said while replying to a question on the Centre announcing immediate relief to quake-hit people in Bihar as against the flood victims in the state.

Ahmad said the Centre and the Prime Minister had last year made tall promises to the flood victims but "failed to live up to them".

The previous National Conference-Congress government had submitted a proposal to the tune of Rs 44,000 crore to the Centre for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims in the state but so far the Modi-led government has not taken a decision on the issue.

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