Merely a few moments after BJP national president Amit Shah gave his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha, Congress hit back at the BJP and claimed that the ‘NDA government is not a gamechanger but a name changer.’ During the course of his address, Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad, said,
“Names of all the schemes launched under UPA governance after 1985 have been changed. That's why I say, that the government is not a 'game changer' but a 'name changer'.”
On speaking about the Congress’ opposition to the triple talaq law, Azad added, “We are opposed to practice of instant triple talaq. But we do not support its trial under criminal laws.”
Additionally, he said,
"We brought new law soon after the Nirbhaya case, but present government silent even after so many cases of rape and attacks on women"
Earlier on Monday, BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday hit out at the Congress for being unable to address the issue of unemployment. While addressing his maiden speech as the member of Rajya Sabha, Shah said that the Congress ruled the nation for a decade but failed to tackle the issue of unemployment.
Slamming the Congress and its chief Rahul Gandhi for terming GST as Gabbar Singh Tax, he said, "The GST was implemented after everyone's consensus. Now they are naming it Gabbar Singh Tax. Who is Gabbar Singh? He was a dacoit in Bollywood film Sholay. So is it dacoity to levy government tax?," he asked.