Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre, saying that the possibility of the breaking up of India is increasing because of the Narendra Modi dispensation’s intention and policies.
He further slammed the BJP government for “rising economic disparities and encouragement to polarisation on the basis of religion, caste and language”.
Addressing the media in Nuh in Haryana, the All India Congress Committee general secretary (communications) said the Congress was often asked why the Bharat Jodo Yatra was being taken out when nobody was breaking up the country.
“I want to say it clearly that there is a clear danger of breaking up (of the country),” he said.
“Because of the Modi government’s intention and policies, the possibility of breaking up of India is increasing,” he added.
“First economic disparity is on the rise…inflation, unemployment, wrong implementation of GST, concentration of power, control of one or two capitalists over the economy. The economic disparity is rising and because of this, the possibility of breaking up of India is also increasing,” he said.
Taking on the BJP-JJP government in Haryana, Ramesh said there were more than 350 potholes on the 14-km long stretch of road where the yatra was taken out on Wednesday morning in Nuh district.
“I never saw the worst condition of roads in any other state as I saw here,” he said.
“The BJP has been in power in the state for eight years. Today, we did not walk on roads, but on potholes…I and all other yatris never felt this much danger while walking,” he said.
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