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Modi govt bypassed democratic institutions in 1 yr: Congress

Jairam Ramesh .

Bengaluru: In a stinging attack on the one-year rule of NDA regime, Congress today accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “murdering democratic institutions” in India and running a “one man government”.

Presenting a five-chapter report card on the Modi dispensation, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said “MODI refers to Murder Of Democratic India” with its “maximum governance becoming maximum arrogance and minimum government becoming one man government”.

“Chapter one refers to MODI – Murder Of Democratic India; …in the last one year he has completely bypassed the Parliament, he rarely comes to Parliament, he was not present when constitution amendment bill on GST was voted in Lok Sabha,” Ramesh told reporters here.

In the last one year, of the 53 bills presented in Parliament, only five had gone to the standing committee, when normally all bills go to it, he said.

Ramesh described the five chapters of the report card as “murder” of democratic institutions, maximum governance becoming maximum arrogance and minimum government becoming one man government, turnaround becoming U-turns some positive some negative, repackaging of UPA programmes and sharp reduction in allocation for social sector schemes like health, drinking, water and sanitation.

“This in short is what Mr Modi has accomplished in the last one year,” he said.

The Congress leader also said that the “judiciary is threatened” citing Modi’s words at a conference of Chief Justices presided over by Chief Justice of India H L Dattu about “five star activists”.

He also lambasted the government on the delay in the appointment of Chief Information Commissioner and Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

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