Ridiculing the Bharatiya Janata Party's political resolution, Congress Party spokesperson Shobha Oza on 20 March called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "messiah of the capitalists". She said:
"It is funny on the part of BJP that they are calling Narendra Modi messiah of the poor, because what we are observing from past two years, he is a messiah of the capitalists."
"The condition of the poor is worsening ever since Modi has come to power. The inflation is rising. We can also call Modi a messiah of event management."
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, M Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday moved the BJP's Political Resolution on the last day of the two-day National Executive meeting on Sunday, hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "god's gift for India" and the "messiah of the poor". The resolution read:
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a god's gift for India; he is the messiah of the poor; he inherited challenges in each and every sector and is steering clear of them."
Heaping praise on Prime Minister Modi, the resolution reads: "India is recognised and respected everywhere because of the Prime Minister. He is on a mission to transform India, and is 'Modifier of Developing India'. He is a decisive leader, nationalist politician and provides progressive governance."
The resolution further pointed out, "Focus on Gaon, Garib, Kisan, Mazdoor, Mahila, Yuva - empowerment of youth through skill up-gradation and funding them through MUDRA Bank, setting up of SC/ST Hub for empowerment of downtrodden."