May 26: Congress to observe BJP's 4th anniversary as 'betrayal day'
New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday said that it will observe the fourth anniversary of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government on May 26 as "Vishwasghat Divas" or 'Betrayal Day'. The political party also notified to hold silent protests to highlight BJP's failure across the country.
AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot said the Congress and other like-minded parties will be uniting to raise the voice against PM Modi Government.
"Everyone is full of angst against this NDA government. Be it farmers, youth, Dalits, the common man, all are suffering under this government," he said.
The Congress leaders in a press conference also released posters in Hindi and English for its "India Betrayed campaign" to be launched by the Congress on May 26.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in on May 26, 2014.
"On the completion of four years of the BJP-led government on May 26, the Congress has decided to hold dharnas, protests in every district of the country to expose the BJP for its betrayal of the people's trust. The Congress will raise all issues due to which the common man is troubled by this government," Mr Gehlot said.
"Modi Ji promised the moon and delivered nothing. Four years of Modi Government have been a story of betrayal, of deception, of duplicity and of deceiving the people of this country. That is the theme that Congressmen and Congresswomen, leaders and workers will observe across India on May 26 through 'dharnas' and protests at every district and state headquarters," Surjewala said.
He recalled many of PM Modi's promises including providing more than 50 per cent MSP to farmers, bringing back black money stashed abroad and providing 2 crore jobs every year - all of which, he said, had remained unfulfilled.
The Congress leaders also raked in Sterlite protest firing incident and blamed BJP for death of 11 protesters.
When peaceful protesters were marching, why were they fired at, why were they lathi-charged, why was such brutality committed on an innocent 17-year-old girl," he asked.
On Tuesday, 11 people, including the teenaged girl, were killed in police firing when a rally demanding the closure of Sterlite Copper, a Vedanta group copper smelter unit, turned violent.