‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ on horizon, says Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman in Bangalore on Saturday. (Source: PTI)
Alleging that the opposition, led by the Congress, was running a “disinformation campaign” against the Centre, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said the BJP will ultimately corner the Congress for spreading false rumour on the land acquisition act. “The nine amendments removed anti-farmer elements from the original bill. We are willing to discuss it with anyone and ask them what is anti-farmer in it now? What is the basis of these campaigns?” she said.
She said states could make amendments if they felt they could make the bill more amenable. “But to oppose it without giving a specific objection shows that the opposition is merely opposing rather than asking for a substantive answer,” she added.
“We shall not allow such kind of disinformation campaign, which is absolute baseless. After the national executive committee meeting, BJP leaders will go to each village and reveal facts of the bill to the people,” she said.
Terming 10 years of the Congress rule as an “unfortunate phase” for the nation, Sitharaman said that it lacked transparency and leadership. She added that a Congress-mukt Bharath was on the horizon. “Congress-mukt Bharat is not just an electoral calculation… the lacklustre attitude that dominated the country’s administration is now being removed and replaced with transparency,” she said.
“At every step, the BJP has empowered the poor as opposed to empowering poverty by the Congress. Jan Dhan Yojana, direct benefit transfer, 50 per cent reduction in LPG prices are all commitments of the party to empower the poor,” she said.
Source:: Indian Express