In a press briefing at Congress headquarters here, Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill said, “We hope Prime Minister orders probe into corruption which their MLAs were indulging in. ‘
The Prime Minister should prove to nation his commitment to fight against corruption and launch probe against those who called Congress and JD(S) MLAs and offered bribe to break the rock solid coalition, he said.
On rising petrol and diesel prices, Mr Shergill said if Prime Minister Modi can control fuel prices during Karnataka election then, why can’t he control during the period of no-election, Mr Shergill asked and alleged that this showed that Mr Modi makes policy for “self-political interest” and does not care about “public interest”.
He said for the past five days the entire nation witnessed the electoral tug of war but democracy won over ‘Modicracy’. Votes won over notes and people’s power won over muscle power, he added.
He alleged that Mr B S Yeddyurappa is a corrupt leader and not a martyr. People stopped his plan to hijack Karnataka assembly and he was defeated, he said.
When the Prime Minister was celebrating his ‘fake’ victory in Karnataka on May 15, a shocking tragedy happened in his constituency Varanasi where 18 people died, Mr Shergill said, adding that its been five days since and Mr Modi did not get time to visit his constituency. He had time to wish birthdays, cut ribbons and go to marriage in Pakistan (ex-pm Nawaz Sharif) but no time to spare to share people’s pains in his own constituency, Mr Shergill said.
‘PM is used to the sound of claps but allergic to accountability and does not see people’s pain,’ Mr Shergill charged and alleged ‘Mr Modi is alienating his own people.’
On the Centre granting a one-year “extension of tenure” to its chairman Ashim Khurana, and amending the SSC rules to increase the upper age limit for the post, Mr Shergill said ‘Mr Modi is crowning corrupt people instead of punishing them, he is anti youth’.
‘On what basis extension was given to chairman of SSC, which played with future of 30 lakh people. Why were people involved in corruption rewarded, ‘ he asked.
In 2014 the slogan was ‘Ghar ghar Modi’, he said but the slogan in 2019 elections will be ‘ bye bye Modi’.