Modi Govt. has completely failed in curbing inflation: NCP

New Delhi, Aug. 15 : Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his claim that the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre has been able to bring down the consumer price growth from 10 percent to six percent, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday said the ruling dispensation has completely failed in curbing inflation.

"Nothing will work with estimation. The main thing is what were the prices of pulses, rice, vegetables, onions in 2014 and what it is now.

You will get to know the reality. The government is a complete failure in curbing inflation," NCP leader D.P. Tripathi told ANI. Tripathi said the most important and best thing about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech is to end red tapism.

"He has stressed on that. That is why he has spoken on government's Karya Sanskriti (work culture). The new work culture is that there should be immediate solution to problems," he added. Escalating his attack, the NCP leader said the Prime Minister came to power by talking about black money and corruption, but there have been no discussion or progress in that regard.

Raising his concern for the Baloch nationals, Tripathi said expressing sympathy with them is India's duty.

Addressing the nation after unfurling the national flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort this morning, Prime Minister Modi conveyed his greetings to 125 crore Indians at home and abroad and said that his government is surrounded with aspirations.

He emphasized on sensitivity and accountability in governance. Outlining his government's achievements, Prime Minister Modi said the government curbed inflation rates and will continue to work to ensure food plate of poor is not affected by inflation.

Saying the government faced problems due to drought, he, however, hailed the farmers for increase in food grain production.

He said sowing of pulses has increased 1.5 times this year and it will help solve problems of demand shortfall.

Asserting that 'unity in diversity' is the whole essence of the Indian culture, the Prime Minister said there is no place for violence and atrocities in the nation.

Source: ANI