It is time we recognize PM Modi’s work and what he did between 2014 and 2019, says Jairam Ramesh senior congress leader and economist. It is due to how he has performed voted him back to power by over 30 per cent of the electorate, he added while launching a book by Kapil Satish Komireddi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance model is not a “complete negative story” and not recognizing his work and demonizing him all the time is not going to help, he said. “He talks in a language that connects him with the people.
“Also, if you are going to demonize him all the time, you are not going to be able to confront him,” warned the former Union minister, who held portfolios of Rural Development, and Drinking Water and Sanitation ministries in the Manmohan Singh government.
Earlier he had said that the Congress is facing an “existential crisis”, pitching for “a collective effort” by party leaders to “overcome” the challenges it faced from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. “They think differently, they act differently, and if we are not flexible in our approach, we will become irrelevant,” he said.
The remarks of Jairam Ramesh, though secretly accepted by many in the congress camp, have invited stringent criticism from senior leaders. The BJP got 37.4 per cent of votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The NDA, as a whole, secured nearly 45 per cent of votes.