The first reaction from Congress to its leader Jairam Ramesh's comment lauding PM Narendra Modi has come to the fore. Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday responded to Ramesh's comment on PM Modi. The former Union Minister had said that PM Modi's governance model is not a "complete negative story" and that demonizing him all the time is not going to help. He warned the Opposition from the effect of not recognising Modi's work.
Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted on Friday responding to Ramesh. Singhvi agreed with Ramesh that demonising PN Narendra Modi will hurt the Opposition. He also praised PM Modi's Ujjwala scheme and called it a good deed. "Always said demonising Modi is wrong. Not only is he the PM of the nation, a one-way Opposition actually helps him. Acts are always good, bad and indifferent — they must be judged issue wise and not person wise. Certainly, the Ujjwala scheme is only one amongst other good deeds," he said.
Read his Abhishek Manu Singhvi's tweet below:
Always said demonising #Modi wrong. No only is he #PM of nation, a one way opposition actually helps him. Acts are always good, bad & indifferent—they must be judged issue wise and nt person wise. Certainly, #ujjawala scheme is only one amongst other good deeds. #Jairamramesh— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 23, 2019
"He (PM Modi) talks in a language that connects him with the people. Unless we recognize that he is doing things which people recognise and which have not been done in the past, we are not going to be able to confront this guy," said the Congress leader said. "Also, if you are going to demonize him all the time, you are not going to be able to confront PM Modi," he added. Jairam Ramesh also said, "In 2019, all of us in the political discourse made fun of one or two of his programmes, but it has turned out in all electoral studies that the PMUJ is one single program which has been able to connect him with crores and crores of women and given him the political traction which he didn't have in 2014."
BJP's IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Friday spoke about the Congress leaders not toeing party line on PM Narendra Modi. Speaking about adulations for PM Modi by the likes of Ramesh and Singhvi, Malviya tweeted saying that law catching up on P Chidambaram has had an affect on Congress leaders. He said following Chidambaram's arrest by CBI, Congress leaders are taking to praising PM Modi. read his tweet below:
Law catching up with Sonia Gandhi’s courtier seems to have had a sobering effect on other Congress leaders, including Chidambaram’s lawyer, who like a canary, are suddenly singing praises of Prime Minister Modi...— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) August 23, 2019