The Congress and the BJP have intensified over the government’s Asset Monetization Pipeline (NMP) programme. On Tuesday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government of selling the country’s properties through this. The BJP retaliated on this. Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Smriti Irani took over the leadership of the party. Both replied to Rahul in their own style.
Union Minority Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hit out at Rahul Gandhi, terming the Congress a ‘non-performing asset’ (NPA). Naqvi said that the Congress itself is such a “non-performing asset” that neither the outside nor the inside is putting any value on it.
Congress whirlwind bahubali
Naqvi said, ‘Congress is trying to become a champion of confusion and contradiction. On one hand the Narendra Modi government and the BJP are engaged in building the country. At the same time, the Congress is beating the ‘dugaduggee of destruction’ in the country. Naqvi said with a taunt, ‘On the condition of the Baahubali Congress of the tornado, this much can be said, “Good luck and get well soon”.
Smriti also opened the front
Union Minister Smriti Irani also slammed Rahul Gandhi fiercely. He said that it is certain that Rahul Gandhi must not have seen the press conference of the Finance Minister. Nor would he have read the newspaper. He may not even have checked the facts on social media.
Defending the government, Smriti said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has definitely said that Rs 6 lakh crore will come into India’s vault through monetization. Certainly the government has said that not a single asset will take away the ‘ownership’ of the Government of India.
He said that the question arises that if Rahul Gandhi and Congress are suffering so much due to monetization, then tell that Rs 8,000 crore was raised by monetizing the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, then was Congress selling the country? When the airport was privatized in 2006, was it selling the country? Is Rahul Gandhi alleging that the government which was being run by his mother, was he selling the country? Smriti said that it is Rahul Gandhi’s attempt to slap the government which has done the job of filling the vault of the nation with transparency and secured it from the looters of the Congress.
What did Rahul Gandhi say?
Earlier, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi termed the announcement of the Asset Monetization Pipeline (NMP) program an “attack on the future” of the youth. Targeted the government and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sold the country’s capital built in 70 years to some of his industrialist friends. He also claimed that giving this ‘gift’ to some companies would create a monopoly on them, due to which the youth of the country would not get employment. In a tweet, Rahul termed the government’s NMP program as a national ‘friendship’ scheme.
What is NMP?
The Modi government has made a new program to sell government properties soon. It has been named the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) programme. Under this program, the central government will raise money from the sale of infrastructure assets (infrastructure assets) in four years. These assets are worth about Rs 6 lakh crore. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) program on Monday. These infrastructure assets range from rail, road, power sector to telecom, warehousing, airport, port, mining and stadium. The Finance Minister has said that monetization of assets (raising money by selling properties) does not include the sale of land. It is a program involving the sale of existing assets (brownfield assets).