Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi for his remarks about the Congress coming back to power at the Centre in 2019, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Congress vice president was “daydreaming” and wondered what “achhe din” meant for a party which was accused of “scams, scandals and policy paralysis” during its regime.
“I am surprised at the Congress vice-president’s claim of bringing ‘achhe din’ in 2019. What is ‘achhe din’ for the Congress? Scams, scandals, policy paralysis, inactivity, inertia, rising prices, undermining every institution etc. are the legacies of the Congress rule. Are these ‘achhe din’? “Congress seems to be daydreaming about coming back to power in 2019. Forget 2019, it will not even be able to come back to power in 2090,” the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, addressing the Congress’ ‘Jan Vedna Sammelan’, Rahul said “achhe din” (good days) will come when the Congress comes back to power at the Centre in 2019.
Naidu said the Congress “seems to be totally frustrated” over the “growing popularity” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “reflected in the continuing winning spree” of the BJP in various elections. He added that the party has won Assembly elections in various states, by-polls and the recent local body elections in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh and Chhattisgarh.