Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. (File Photo: PTI)
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised his government’s 100-day performance saying it’s just a trailer, senior Congress leader and prominent lawyer Kapil Sibal took a dig at him saying ‘we don’t want to see the rest of the film’.
Prime Minister Modi on Thursday claimed development and the fight against corruption and terrorism during the first 100 days of the NDA 2.0 government was just a “trailer” of a fast-paced film, adding that “puri film toh abhi baaki hai” (the rest of the film is yet to come), suggesting more concrete steps are on the anvil.
In a sharp retort on Twitter, Sibal said - “PM: 100 days a trailer, film ‘toh abhi baki hai’. Down -- 1) GDP 5% 2) Revenue collections up 1% (down from 22% last year) 3) consumption 5) auto sales (10th straight month) 6) GST collections 7) Investments. UP—Unemployment: 8.2%.”
PM : 100 days a trailer , film to Abhi baki hai— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) September 13, 2019
1) GDP 5%
2) Revenue collections up 1% ( down from 22% last year )
5) Auto sales ( 10th straight month )
6) GST collections
Unemployment : 8.2%
Hamein baki film nahin dekhni !
“Hamein baki film nahin dekhni! (we don’t want to see the rest of the film) the former Union minister said.
“Before the elections, I had promised to create a strong and work-oriented government -- a government that will work at a speed that's even faster than the earlier one, a government that will strive to make all your aspirations come true. Our 100 days in governance was just a trailer, the entire movie is yet to come," PM had said while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand's Ranchi.
He also claimed that the country never saw such rapid development growth before. "Development is our promise and intention too. The country has never seen such rapid pace of development before," he said, even as the GDP growth came crashing down to five per cent.
However, the Opposition Congress said that there was no development in the first 100 days of the Modi government and criticised it for lack of leadership and plans to tackle the economic crisis. Modi’s nemesis and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, taking a jab, congratulated Modi on "100 days of no development".
"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.
With PTI Inputs