Chairman of Indian Overseas Congress, Sam Pitroda on Thursday called out to PM Narendra Modi to debate with him as he too is a “Gujarati” while claiming that the BJP-led government at the Centre has failed on all sectors.
He added that an atmosphere had been created where people do not believe in facts, but "lies" that are being promoted on social media.
While talking to the reporters, Pitroda said, "Modi has misused the public money on self-promotion and advertisement," Pitroda said, alleging that half of the budget of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao was spent on advertisement. Come, debate on issues. Have a debate with (Congress chief) Rahul Gandhi and, if not him, then debate with me. I am also a Gujarati.”
Instead of talking about the work done in the last five years, Pitroda claimed that PM was drawing attention to the border, nationality of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and attacking former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
He added that on-going Lok Sabha election is the most important in the history of India as they aren’t just between BJP and Congress but rather about the future of India and about what kind of a nation the people want.
Talking about the proposed Nyay scheme with the MGNREGA, Pitroda said the minimum income scheme will kick-start the rural economy.
He then said that the Saffron flag government failed in its promise of providing
10 crore jobs in five years and instead 24 lakh government posts are lying vacant.
He added, "It also faltered on the promise of 100 smart cities. They promised to double farmers' income, but it has declined. The national debt has increased by 50 per cent. The budget on education has been cut from 4.9 per cent to 3.4 per cent."