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BJP's talent is in selling, not in making: Congress

The party's media head Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the centre for cuts in the budgetary allotments

Tuesday December 3, 2019 12:23 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

India PrivatisationNew Delhi: The Congress party on Tuesday trained its guns on the government over the state of the economy and its disinvestment plans with two top leaders joining in.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to lash out at the alleged privatisation of Indian Railways.

"Indian Railway is the lifeline of the country. Now, the BJP government has put the Indian Railways in its worst condition. After a few days, like other government undertakings, the BJP government will start selling railways", she said.

"BJPs talent is not in making but in selling", she added, in a veild refernce to PM Modi's "Make in India campaign".

On the other hand, the party's media head Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the centre for cuts in the budgetary allotments.

Citing a new report, Surjewala claimed: "Duping of India's Farmers, Food Procurement, Youth & Sports & Minorities by 'Budget Cuts' in by BJP Govt stands exposed! Agriculture allocation slashed to 72% , Food & Public Distribution to 61%, Minority Affairs slashed to 76%, Youth & Sports slashed to 86%."

Congress statement came a day after CAG report tabled in the Parliament said that Indian Railways recorded an operating ratio of 98.44 per cent in 2017-18, the worst in the last 10 years.

Just a day before, Priyanka Gandhi had raised the issue of rising tariffs on phone calls and internet as announced by telecom companies.

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