Congress doing destructive politics: Javadekar
Hindu, December 25, 2015
Trying to stall
development by blocking legislations in the Rajya Sabha even
Bills had been passed by the Lok Sabha
Congress of engaging in ?destructive? politics, Union Minister
Prakash Javadekar on day said it was trying to stall development
by blocking legislations in the Rajya Sabha even as Bill after
Bill had been passed by Lok Sabha where representatives are
directly chosen by the people.
The Environment and
Forest Minister also took a jibe at the Congress, saying that
the party had celebrated by beating drums when its leaders got
bail in the National Herald case, ?which even criminals get?.
?The Congress has
decided that the country will not be allowed to progress which
is why they have hijacked Rajya Sabha and are blocking work. In
Lok Sabha, which people elected, Bill after Bill has been
passed,? he said.
?The Lok Sabha,
which people elected is working but the Congressmen in Rajya
Sabha, by creating ruckus, are not letting it function. This is
real anti-progress face of the Congress,? Mr. Javadekar said.
Addressing a rally
here, the minister said that people should be told about the
?sins? of the Congress as the party thinks it can block the
progress of the nation by virtue of its numbers in Rajya Sabha.
He said questions should be asked of the Congress about its
This ?bullying? by
the Congress, he said, will not last long as in the coming years
BJP will win more seats in the Upper House.
He said proposed
legislations like the Sugar Cess Bill, which would benefit
farmers, could not sail through because of Congress?s attitude.
Referring to the GST
Bill, he said it could add another two per cent to the country?s
growth figures. The Whistleblower?s Bill, a key anti-corruption
measure, is also stuck because of Congress?s stance, he said.
?Now, you say who is
anti-poor?? he asked the gathering.
Congress further, the Minister alleged the party is
?anti-democratic and scared?.
MR. Javadekar said the party celebrated by beating drums when
its leaders got bail, which even criminals get. ?It is not as if
they have won some award,? he added.
He said the Congress
at one time had 400 MPs in Lok Sabha, a number which shrunk to
44 in the sixteenth Lok Sabha.
Referring Lok Sabha
results in Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Javadekar said that barring two
seats, all the constituencies were won by the BJP.
The Minister said he
had told his party ?I will go to Chhindwara and snatch it (from
The Chhindwara seat
is considered a bastion of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath,
who has won from there nine times, including in 2014. Mr.
Javadekar also listed over 200 developmental works carried out
in Chhindwara from his MPLAD fund and told the gathering that he
would continue to visit the area regularly to listen to their
The Minister said
that the Modi government is now trying to set things on track
but it may take couple of years as the country has badly
suffered during Congress rule.
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