PM Modi failed to highlight Lokpal, farming crisis in his speech: Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi, Aug 16 : Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to highlight important issues during his address on the occasion of nation's 70th Independence Day, saying the latter has failed to talk about the implementation of Lokpal and also about farming crisis which has been plaguing India.

"The Prime Minister in his speech spoke on many things, he said perform, reform, transform. Now if you look at reform, one of the main reforms was the corruption reform in which Lokpal lost there for the last almost three years but still no Lokpal is being appointed," Bhushan said.

"Then he doesn't say anything about the farmers and the whole crisis of farming, so therefore his speech has disappointed a lot of people," he added.

He supported Chief Justice T.S.Thakur's assertion over the appointment of judges while rebuking the Prime Minister for remaining silent on the issue.

"One of the main things was to appoint more judges but appointments are being held up at the government.

Therefore the Chief Justice has rightly criticised the Prime Minister for not saying anything about the appointment of the judges because judiciary is a very important part for the whole system," Bhushan told ANI.

Bhushan, however, lauded Prime Minister Modi for pointing good things done by the government like opening back accounts and construction of toilets.

Source: ANI