People's verdict matters, not 'disgruntled' Congress' remarks: Jitendra Singh on PM Modi speech

| Updated: Jan 01, 2017 14:17 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Describing the Congress' criticism on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on New Year's Eve as "laughable", Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh has said the government is only concerned about the verdict of 1.2 billion people and not about a judgment made by "disgruntled" political parties. "It is quite laughable, the Congress spokesperson was heard saying that people of this country were disappointed and when he was saying this disappointment was large written on his face," Singh told ANI. "What matters is the verdict of 125 crore of people of this country and not a judgement made by some of the panellists of some of the disgruntled political parties," he added. The Minister's reaction came in response to Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala's remarks stating that people of the country were disappointed over the Prime Minister's speech who remained silent on withdrawal limits imposed post demonetisation. "We are extremely disappointed with the Prime Minister's speech. Many questions were left unanswered. His decision paralyzed nation's economy. The country can't run this way," he said. "We once again urge the Prime Minister to withdraw the restrictions imposed on withdrawals post demonetisation," he added He also said that it has become a habit of Prime Minister Modi to make headlines and no deadlines. (ANI)