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Listen to your allies at least, Sachin Pilot advises BJP

Slamming the BJP for making “false” election promises and playing “divisive politics” to hide its “inefficiencies”, Congress leader Sachin Pilot advised the ruling party to either listen to the views of its allies or chuck them out of the government.

“When allies like Shiv Sena are questioning the policies of the BJP-led government, the party needs to seriously introspect rather than celebrate its two years in power by spending crores of rupees,” Pilot said here, speaking to the media.

“The party needs to start listening to its allies and the Opposition. But if you don’t want to listen to your allies like the Sena which constantly criticises your policies, chuck them out of your government. Sena is also power-hungry. It takes moral ground on issues but wants to stick with the government,” he said.

The former Union Minister claimed that since BJP came to power, GDP had dwindled to five per cent and it provided only 1,37,000 jobs against the two crore per year it had promised.

Exports were falling with every passing month, he said, adding that though the prices of crude oil plummeted 75 per cent in the last two years, the NDA Government mopped up Rs. 1 lakh crore by increasing the excise duty on petrol and diesel instead of slashing the fuel prices.

“During the UPA regime, there were 766 stalled projects worth Rs. 9 lakh crore; now there are 893 stalled projects with investment of Rs. 11.36 lakh crore,” Pilot said.

“Modi said na khaunga na khane dunga. But why is he keeping mum on the illegal mine allocation on one lakh beega zameen in Rajasthan? Also, 50 people have died in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. If Virbhadra Singh could be summoned again and again by the CBI, they could at least summon (Chief Minister) Shivraj Singh Chouhan once,” he said.

They are unable to fulfil promises, therefore they are resorting to “divisive politics” and “spoiling” the atmosphere in the country to hide “inefficiency”, Pilot said.

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