Congress’s Black Paper Against Modi’s White Paper
In a political arena marked by contrasting narratives, the Congress party and the Narendra Modi-led BJP government engage in a battle of perspectives over governance and economic performance in India.
The Congress has unveiled a ‘black paper’ as a counter to the government’s ‘white paper,’ spotlighting its critique of the Modi administration’s tenure. This move underscores a broader exchange of accusations and defenses between the two major political factions, revealing deep-seated ideological differences and competing visions for the country’s future.
- The Congress party countered the Narendra Modi government’s ‘white paper PDF‘ with a ‘black paper’ highlighting its performance over the past 10 years.
- Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge criticized the government for not disclosing job numbers and accused them of discrimination against states.
- The Congress move preceded the BJP government’s planned white paper, detailing its achievements since 2014, announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her budget speech.
- Prime Minister Modi defended his government’s performance, emphasizing its positive impact since coming to power.
- The exchange between the treasury and the Opposition during the short budget session has been heated, with Prime Minister Modi targeting Congress leaders, and Congress hitting back on social media.
- BJP leader Jayant Sinha stated that the government’s white paper will highlight the country’s economic challenges before 2014 and how the BJP addressed them, citing improvements in GDP growth, inflation, and banking sector stability.
- Sinha highlighted India’s economic difficulties termed as ‘fragile five’ during the UPA era and claimed that the Modi government brought about a turnaround.
- The white paper aims to clarify the economic situation pre-2014 and showcase the BJP’s strategies in tackling economic problems.
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 8, 2024