Congress helpless before PM Modi's growing popularity: BJP

| Updated: May 16, 2017 21:17 IST

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday downplayed the allegations made by Congress and said that the grand old party is raising non issues which the people of the nation will not accept. Asserting that it has become difficult for the Congress to face the people of the nation, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that it is high time the party should introspect why it is facing the warth of the country. "It has become difficult for the Congress to face the people of the nation. Congress has become helpless in the face of massive popularity of PM Modi. Instead of introspection that where they are going wrong and why they have lost the faith of the people, I think they are raising non issues which the nation is not willing to accept," said Goyal. The Congress earlier in the day tore into the saffron party and accused it of betraying the people of nation on all fronts. Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in a press conference, unleashed a tirade of accusations on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre and said in the past three years of its rule, the condition of the nation has degraded as the saffron outfit has miserably failed in giving good governance and fulfilling extravagant promises it made. mocking the grand celebrations planned by the BJP marking its third anniversary, Rahul Gandhi earlier today slammed the merrymaking at a time when the condition of the country is only deteriorating. Rahul tore into the Centre by taking to Twitter and posted screenshots of stories announcing 'Modi fest' to mark government's anniversary and questioned the government of what it was celebrating exactly. Hitting out at the government over the deteriorating situation of the country, Rahul said, "Youth are struggling to find jobs, farmers are committing suicide & soldiers are dying at the border. What exactly is the Govt celebrating?" Planning for a grand celebration on its third anniversary, the BJP is all set for a humongous 15-day grand merrymaking starting from May 26 to June 15. The government will also launch a new campaign under the name 'New India' on May 25. Stretching for over a fortnight, the celebration will begin with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on May 26 in Guwahati. (ANI)