New Delhi: Former Union finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that the Central government did not fulfil the promises it made five years ago and said it had achieved “nothing”. The former finance minister said the BJP-led government began its term with promises of development, jobs and depositing money into people’s bank accounts, but now it is promising grand temples, statues and doles.
“At the beginning of five years, the promise is for development, jobs and money in every citizen’s bank account. Nothing achieved, at the end of five years, the new promise is for grand temples, giant statues and doles,” the Congress leader said in a tweet.
Mr Chidambaram’s remarks alluded to the recent inauguration of a giant statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by Mr Modi and the BJP’s promise to build a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram.
The Congress has been attacking the Modi government over its unfulfilled promises in the last couple of months. The party alleged that the BJP was a master in advertising and taking credit for projects which were started by previous governments and concluded when the BJP came to power. It further added that the hallmark of the present government is ‘renaming all the schemes of the UPA is party of the present government’.
With the Lok Sabha polls fast approaching, Mr Chidambaram has been targeting the government over its alleged failure to fulfill the pre-poll promises made by his party.