Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Rohtak on Sunday. (Source: Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the first 100 days of the NDA government's second term has been of "development, trust and big changes" in the country. Addressing an election rally in Rohtak, Modi said the government has taken several important decisions during this period, including for those in the farm sector and for the national security.
"Whatever big decisions were taken in the past 100 days, inspiration behind them were 130 crore people of the country," he said.
Modi said during the recent Parliament session, a numbers of bills were passed and the amount of work that was done, had never happened in any Parliament session in the past 60 years.
"I thank all the parties for the record work done," he said.
Addressing a massive rally in Rohtak. Watch. https://t.co/z5sqrbjqGp— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 8, 2019
The Congress, however, claimed that the Modi government's 100 days in office have been characterised by "arrogance, uncertainty and vendetta politics", as it attacked the dispensation over issues such as the state of economy, situation in Kashmir, the NRC in Assam and action by probe agencies against opposition leaders.
Congress senior spokesperson Kapil Sibal said the massive mandate to the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls had given it an opportunity to provide relief to the common man, but what happened was the opposite.
"Common man's problems are increasing, lapdog media is becoming even more biased, atrocities against women increasing, there is no strategy on education and health, small trader is in distress, and there is vendetta politics against political opponents," Sibal said.
He alleged that the Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax Department and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are being misused.
"Where there is evidence against their own people, they are being sheltered, and action is being take against opposition leaders against whom there is no evidence," he claimed.
"Three words that describe the first 100 days of BJP 2.0 - tyranny, chaos and anarchy," the Congress said earlier in a series of tweets.
"Eight sectors have recorded a growth rate below 2 per cent and our Finance Minister still refuses to accept that our economy is in free fall. If the BJP continues this path of negligence & deceit, we are headed towards recession," the party said.
A steep fall in the GDP from last year is a direct result of the government's ignorance and "gross mismanagement" of economy, the Congress alleged.
Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi "congratulated" it on 100 days of "no development". He alleged that there was a glaring lack of leadership, direction and plans to turnaround the "ravaged economy".
"Congratulations to the Modi govt on #100DaysNoVikas, the continued subversion of democracy, a firmer stranglehold on a submissive media to drown out criticism and a glaring lack of leadership, direction & plans where it's needed the most - to turnaround our ravaged economy," Gandhi said in a tweet.