The Congress ‘black poaper’ focuses on the 10-year governance tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday released a ‘black paper’ against the Centre’s much-talked-about ‘white paper’. Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to present the government’s ‘white paper’ during the current Budget Session of Parliament.
“Today, we are bringing out a ‘black paper’ against the government. Whenever PM (Narendra) Modi presents his views in Parliament, he hides his failures. At the same time, when we speak about the failures of the government, it is not given importance. Therefore, we want to bring out a black paper and tell the public about the failures of the government,” Kharge said a press conference.
Reports indicated that the Congress’s ‘Black Paper’ focuses on the 10-year governance tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government. He added, “There is discrimination being done with non-BJP states like Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana…”
The ‘black paper’ highlights the ‘failures’ of the Narendra Modi government in relation to unemployment, inflation and farmers’ distress, Kharge said.
He added, “Congress ensured country’s independence and in 2024, it will take country out of BJP’s ‘darkness of injustice’”
Speaking to media, he also said, “There is a danger to democracy in the country…In last 10 years, 411 MLAs were taken on their by the BJP. They toppled so many Congress governments. They are finishing democracy.”
The Modi government had announced in the Union Interim Budget presented on February 1 that it would come out with a ‘white paper’ to compare the economic performance of 10 years of the Congress-led UPA government with that of 10 years of the BJP-led NDA government.
A white paper serves as a government publication designed to showcase new policies and accomplishments, aiming to garner public support and assess reactions. Typically, it is distinguished by its white cover.