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Modi suffering from ‘maunibaba syndrome’ like Manmohan, says Trinamool

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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'It was strange that the PM did not speak a single word on the unprecedented violence and arson in Haryana during the Jat stir.

Opposition Trinamool Congress on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming he was suffering from the “silence syndrome” that had hit his predecessor Manmohan Singh and was facing the problem of “two power centres”, one of them being in Nagpur.

Resuming discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President for his address, Sultan Ahmed (TMC) appealed to the Prime Minister to take everyone including the minorities and the Dalits along, him that the nationalism propagated by Subhash Chandra Bose was “inclusive”.

Mr. Ahmed, whose speech saw occasional protests from the treasury benches, said Mr. Modi had come to power raising lot of expectations but his government has been afflicted with “policy paralysis” within two years, noting that the charge used to be levelled by BJP against the Manmohan Singh regime.

He said it was strange that Mr. Modi did not speak a single word on the unprecedented violence and arson in Haryana in the wake of the Jat stir inspite of the fact that the troubled state was just 30 km away from the national capital.

Mr. Ahmed said the Prime Minister boasted of a 56-inch chest, but kept quiet on the Jat youth unrest that has resulted in damage to property worth crores of rupees. Same was his attitude when the Patidar agitation struck Gujarat, he added.

“Manmohan Singh’s weakness of keeping mum has now hit Modi”, he claimed adding that the Prime Minister has hardly any time between his frequent foreign tours.

He said since the Prime Minister kept silent, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had to step out to hold consultations on the Haryana stir, a charge stoutly denied by the Home Minister who was present in the House.

Mr. Ahmed said he used to listen to PM’s radio programme ‘Man Ki Baat’ in 2014 and 2015, but has stopped now. “Now no one listens to it. It is all bunkum (bakwas)”.

Attacking the government for not fulfilling the promise of providing jobs to the youth, he said the unrest among the youth was growing day by day for want of employment, but hardly anything was being done. The Ministry of Skill Development which is expected to make youths learn more skills is just a “fraud,” he alleged.

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Printable version | Apr 24, 2018 6:43:06 AM | http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/pm-modi-suffering-from-maunibaba-syndrome-like-manmohan-says-trinamool-congress/article8285464.ece