‘Naakami ke 9 saal,’: From Amit Shah to Rajnath Singh, Congress highlights ‘Parivarvaad’ in BJP

Congress party has included names like Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Aji Doval, etc on the list.

According to the Congress party, the son of Amit Shah is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s secretary. Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh is MLA and President of the cycling federation of India. Former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal’s son Anurag Thakur is the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports; Narayan RAne’s son Nitesh Rane is an MLA, Vasundhtra Raje’s son Dhushyant Singh is an MP, Ved Prakash Goyal’s son Piyush Goyal is Minister of Commerce; Debendra Pradhan’s son Dharmendra Pradhan is Minister of Education, and Rinchin Kharu’s son Kiren Rijiju is Minister of Earth Sciences.


The fresh jibe has come as the BJP has frequently attacked Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and former Prime Ministers of India Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi for being partial towards their own family members by not giving opportunities to ‘outsiders’.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also attacked the BJP governemnt, he said that the ruling party erected its building of nine years, underpinning «false promises and the plight of the public.»

«BJP built its building of 9 years on false promises and the plight of the public! Inflation, Hatred, and Unemployment — Prime Minister, take responsibility for your failures!» the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.

Notably, earlier in the day, Congress posed a set of nine questions to BJP, ranging from issues related to the economy, farmers, corruption, democracy, and national security.

The Congress party also released a document with the name ‘9 Saal 9 Sawaal’ on the occasion.

Congress, in a tweet, shared the nine questions and said that the Prime Minister «must respond to these nine questions before the BJP begins to celebrate».

«Why are inflation and unemployment skyrocketing in India? Why have the rich become richer and the poor become poorer? Why is public property being sold to PM Modi’s friends, even as economic disparities are increasing?» the document read questioning the government over the economic front.

The party questioned the government over the doubling of farmers’ income and also asked why the Minimum Support Price has not been legally guaranteed to them.

«Why is it that the agreements made with farmers while repealing the three black farm laws have not been honoured? Why has MSP not been legally guaranteed? Why didn’t farmers’ income double over the last 9 years?» it read.

The grand old party hitting out at the centre asked why the BJP has been «silent» over the alleged corruption in BIP-ruled states.

«Why are you putting people’s hard-earned savings in LIC and SBI at risk to benefit your friend Adani? Why are you letting thieves escape? Why are you silent on rampant corruption in BIP-ruled states, and why are you letting Indians suffer?» the document read.

Questioning the government over the issue of national security and China, Congress asked, «Why is it that even after your clean chit to China in 2020, they continue to occupy Indian territory? 18 meetings have been held with China, yet why do they refuse to yield Indian territory and instead continue with their aggressive tactics?»

«Why is it that your oppressive government is methodically destroying the foundations of social justice? Why are you silent on the atrocities against women, Dalits, SC, ST, OBCs, and minorities? Why are you ignoring the demand for a caste census?» it added.

«Why are you deliberately using the politics of hatred for electoral gains and fueling an atmosphere of fear in society?,» the Congress questioned.

The party came down heavily over the issue of democracy and asked why the government «weakened» the Constitutional values.

«Why have you weakened our Constitutional values and democratic institutions in the last nine years? Why are you practicing the politics of revenge against Opposition parties and leaders? And why are you using blatant ‘money power to destabilise governments elected by the people?» it read.

«Why is it that schemes for the welfare of the poor, needy, and tribals are being weakened by cutting their budgets and making restrictive rules?» read the document.

Citing the time when the country was grappling with the COVID pandemic, the party raised questions over the deaths and compensation by the government to the grieving families.

«Why is it that despite the tragic deaths of over 40 lakh people due to COVID-19, the Modi government has refused to compensate their families? Why did you suddenly impose a lockdown which forced lakhs of workers to return home, and not provide any support?» the document read.

Narendra Modi was sworn in for the first time as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and PM Modi took oath at the office for the second term on May 30, 2019.

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Updated: 27 May 2023, 09:09 AM IST

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