New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not raising the issues of corruption, unemployment and inflation during the latest edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ series, accusing him of wanting to celebrate the schemes launched under his leadership through the radio programme.
“It is hypocritical. [Prime Minister] Modi had said that he discusses government-related work in government departments. Yet on Mann Ki Baat, he was making the nation count the number of schemes implemented. When it comes to the [BJP] party’s decision-making, you remain quiet. Why? Don’t you remember how [former prime minister] Manmohan Singh’s silence had silenced Congress in the elections? Don’t you think the BJP might have to face similar consequences?” AAP leader Dilip Pandey told ANI here.
“You are silent on corruption, on inflation, on unemployment, yet you want to do ‘Mann Ki Baat’. You want to celebrate without fulfilling any of your obligations,” he added.
Pandey further said that India is now aware that the ruling dispensation at the Centre, over the last one year, has only made ‘mighty speeches’.
“Perhaps Prime Minister Modi has been told that India is a country of festivals, so every two-three months if you celebrate some festival or the other, people will not take note of your sins or virtues. He must have forgotten that the festive mood does not last long and people are quite aware that in the last one year, the government has done nothing except making mighty speeches,” he said.
In the ninth edition of his ‘Mann ki Baat’, the Prime Minister spoke on the importance of water conservation and called for the people to partake in his ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao’ initiative, as well as hailing the worldwide celebrations of the International Yoga Day.
The Mann ki Baat programme, which aims to deliver the Prime Minister’s voice to the general masses of the country, was first aired on October 3, 2014. (ANI)