Bangalore: Karnataka Minister Priyanka Kharge has launched a scathing attack on the Modi government, accusing them of shifting focus from meaningful reforms to mere name changes. In a strongly-worded statement, Kharge claimed that the government had gone from being “Game Changers” to “Name Changers.”
Kharge reminisced about the period before 2014 when India was often compared with global powerhouses like the United States, Britain, and Russia. However, she argued that the government, under the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has since shifted its narrative to regional models like the “Gujarat Model” and “UP Model,” which, in her view, have exacerbated divisions and tensions among different castes and communities, leading to what she referred to as “Manipur Models.”
She expressed concern that India’s global standing has suffered, as it now finds itself being compared to countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka instead of global superpowers. Kharge questioned whether the BJP’s focus on name changes had brought about any real change in the lives of the Indian people, emphasizing that capable leaders should bring substantive improvements rather than merely altering names.
The remarks from Karnataka Minister Priyanka Kharge come at a time when the Modi government faces growing criticism and opposition from various quarters over its governance policies and priorities.
The BJP, which has been in power since 2014, has indeed been known for its initiatives such as “Make in India,” “Digital India,” and “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” among others. However, critics like Kharge argue that the government’s focus on these initiatives has often been overshadowed by controversies surrounding issues like religious and caste-based tensions and the renaming of cities and schemes.
As the political debate intensifies in India, it remains to be seen how the government responds to such criticism and whether it shifts its focus from “Name Changers” to addressing the challenges faced by the nation.
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