The Congress on Sunday lambasted the Narendra Modi led- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, describing sobriquet NaMo as "No Agriculture Mal-governance Only".
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing the BJP-led central government of indulging in vendetta politics. He also said that the current political scenario in the country doesn't go with the idea of a democracy.
Speaking in a press conference in Lucknow, he said, "The Chief Minister has done a terrible job with respect ro the situation of the farmers. The number of farmer suicides has increased ever since his government came into place."
Making a cheeky dig on the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, he said that the government has done an 'excellent' job at increasing the rate of the onions, describing it as a 'Get Rich Quicker' scheme for the government.
Commenting on the CBI raids against Opposition leaders, Singhvi said, "CBI is conducting raids at houses of members of Opposition. Why was it sleeping during Vyapam investigation?" He also challenged the CBI to take up the Vyapam Scam and investigate into the matter.
He pointed out the names of a number of leaders like the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh Raman Singh and his son, Abhishek Singh, as members of BJP who have been previously accused of corruption.
Earlier this week, the Income Tax department had carried out searches at 64 locations and properties linked to Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, who was overseeing the stay of 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort near Bengaluru, in connection with a case of alleged tax evasion. Similar searches were also conducted against other Opposition leaders in Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Bihar.