Tuesday, Feb 19 2019 | Time 01:43 Hrs(IST)
  • Shiv Sena agreed for alliance with BJP fearing ED probe: Vikhe Patil
  • Iraq: 1 killed, 7 kidnapped by IS
  • Foreign jihadists should be judged in the region: Belgian PM
  • At least 10 Houthi rebels killed in clashes with Yemeni gov't forces
  • Bihar: Major reshuffle of IPS officers ahead of LS election
  • After BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Mah, Cong wonders whether it is 'grand adultration' or 'grand fear'
  • Indian diplomat Mittal declines 'handshake' offer from Pak Attorney General at ICJ
  • Be confident: MP CM to students
States » East Share

BJP leading country to conflict, economic disaster: Chidambaram

BJP leading country to conflict, economic disaster: Chidambaram

Guwahati, Nov 9 (UNI) Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member P Chidambaram today launched a scatting attack on the BJP-led NDA government in the Centre alleging that it was taking the country to a path of conflict and economic disaster.

Addressing a press conference here, Chidambaram said, "Nearing the end of its term, the BJP has resurrected the Hindutva agenda. From the prime minister to chief ministers to ministers to party functionaries to pracharaks to supporters, everyone has embraced Hindutva and re-opened every issue that is divisive, controversial and polarising."

He further said, "Our immediate concern is the BJP government's determined efforts to wreck or capture crucial institutions of the country. The latest victim is the Reserve Bank of India."

Alleging that the BJP has no understanding of the role of the central bank, Chidambaram said, "The immediate goal of the government is to lay its hands on the reserves of the RBI and appropriate at least Rs one lakh crore to meet its fiscal deficit target and to increase spending in an election year. It will have catastrophic consequences."

The former Union minister further alleged that the BJP has failed to keep its election promises, claiming that the party had come to power on promises it never intended to deliver.

"The Congress is implacably opposed to the BJP, not because the BJP is a rival political party. It is because the BJP's vision of India is majoritarism, insular, exclusionary, discriminatory, oppressive and

illiberal," he added.

Chidambaram is in Guwahati to participate in an Open House consultation on the manifesto of the Congress party for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.


More News

Traders pay tribute to CRPF Jawans by pulling shutter down in Meghalaya

18 Feb 2019 | 11:42 PM

Shillong, Feb 18 (UNI) Traders in Meghalaya on Monday pulled down their shutters as a mark of respect and solidarity towards the sacrifices made by the 40 CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir.

 Sharesee more..

Direct air connectivity between Dhaka ans Guwahati will boost tourism industry in NE states

18 Feb 2019 | 10:18 PM

Shillong, Feb 18 (UNI) Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner to India, Shah Mohammad
Tanvir Monsur on Monday said that air connectivity between Dhaka and Guwahati will boost
the tourism industry in the northeastern states.

 Sharesee more..

Mamata pays tribute to all brave sailors of Royal Indian Navy ‘revolted’ in Mumbai on Feb 18,1946

18 Feb 2019 | 10:07 PM

Kolkata, Feb 18 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday
paid tribute to all brave sailors of the Royal Indian Navy ‘revolted’ in Mumbai on
this day in 1946.

 Sharesee more..

BJP blames Congress for spreading misinformation on Citizenship Bill

18 Feb 2019 | 9:15 PM

Shillong, Feb 18 (UNI) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Monday accused the
opposition Congress and ‘external forces’ for spreading misinformation against the
Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which led the Bill lapsed in the Rajya Sabha last

 Sharesee more..

Advocates of Patna Civil Court to boycott work

18 Feb 2019 | 9:11 PM

Patna, Feb 18 (UNI) Advocates of Patna Civil Court today boycotted their work and
will remain off duty tomorrow too in protest against Pulwama terror attack in Jammu
and Kashmir.

 Sharesee more..