PM Modi Calls Congress’ Black Paper “Kaala Teeka” in Response to BJP Failures

Prime Minister Narendra Modi responds to Congress' Black Paper criticizing BJP government's performance since 2014, labeling it as a "Kaala Teeka." Read more about the political exchanges and upcoming discussions on contrasting White Paper.

PM Modi Calls Congress' Black Paper
PM Modi Calls Congress' Black Paper "Kaala Teeka" in Response to BJP Failures

New Delhi, February 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dubbed the Black Paper released by Congress, outlining the alleged failures of the Bharatiya Janata Party government since 2014, as a “Kaala Teeka” indicating everything is going well in the country.

The Prime Minister’s comments were made during a farewell ceremony for retiring members of the Rajya Sabha, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

PM Modi likened the Black Paper to a protective charm applied to ward off evil eyes, stating, “Today, as the country is touching new heights of prosperity over the last ten years, an attempt has been made today to put a Kaala Teeka, so that no one can cast an evil eye on it. I thank Kharge Ji a lot for (bringing a Black Paper).”

Earlier in the day, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge unveiled the ‘Black Paper,’ spotlighting the purported ‘failures’ during the BJP’s 10-year tenure at the Centre.

Kharge emphasized that the Black Paper outlines various shortcomings of the BJP government, including issues like unemployment, which he claims the ruling party tends to overlook.

The release of the Black Paper coincides with the government’s preparation to present a ‘White Paper,’ contrasting the economic performance of the Congress-led UPA government (2004-2014) with that of the BJP-led NDA government.

Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal stated that a discussion on the White Paper is scheduled to be held in the Lok Sabha.

The Finance Minister, in the interim budget presentation, highlighted the need for the White Paper to compare economic situations under different regimes, stating, “The exemplary track record of governance, development, and performance, effective delivery, and ‘Jan Kalyan’ has given the government trust, confidence, and blessings of the people.”

The budget session, marking the last Parliament session before the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, is expected to conclude on February 10.

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