Congress leader Randeep Surjewala addresses a press conference on P. Chidambaram issue at AICC in New Delhi
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Text Size:

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday described the first year of the Modi government as a “year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain”.

Congress leader K C Venugopal said the six years of the Modi dispensation have seen fraying of bonds of empathy, fraternity and brotherhood with increase in acts of communal and sectarian violence.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that at the end of six years, it appears the Modi government is at war with its people and is inflicting wounds on them, instead of healing them.

“It is inflicting wounds on Mother India,” he said.

“This government is trying to fill coffers of the select rich and is inflicting pain on the poor,” Surjewala said.

On the BJP’s charge of the Congress playing politics over the COVID-19 crisis, Venugopal said the opposition party did not indulge in any politics and gave suggestions instead.

“Being a responsible opposition, it is our duty to raise the problems faced by the common people. As opposition, we highlighted the failures of the government,” he said.

Venugopal said the government “is totally insensitive” to the plight of migrant labourers and farmers.

Surjewala also demanded that a virtual session of Parliament be convened immediately to discuss pressing issues and the due process be set in motion for holding of meetings of various parliamentary committees.

Modi and his cabinet had taken oath on this day last year for a second term in office.

Also read: BJP President Nadda slams Rahul Gandhi, says his understanding of issues is limited


ThePrint is now on Telegram. For the best reports & opinion on politics, governance and more, subscribe to ThePrint on Telegram.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

3 Comments Share Your Views


  1. agreed cent-per-cent…the botched up ways of zero merit regime…is inflicting pain beyond their comprehension and the worst part is…its irreversible…dead can not be brought back to life ..

  2. i am not a congress supporter but what congress spokes person telling is 100 % RIGHT , now INDIA is in great trouble by BJP led govt. How we will escape from the danger Govt , who will protect us ? Election commission and voting machine work nicely for BJP ? EVM machine i do not trust and also to BJP govt. They will win again and will start game show in tv channels ?

  3. It is time for Congress and its joke of a leadership to introspect and admit to themselves, and to the nation, that they are a bunch of corrupt and incompetent clowns.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here