Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Friday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) commitment to social justice, claiming that under this government the ‘rich get richer and the poor get poorer’.
Speaking to BJP members on the occasion of the party’s 44th foundation day, Modi on Thursday cited the free ration programme, health insurance, and other welfare programmes to claim that social justice was an article of faith for the BJP while other parties used the plank to advance the interest of particular families without helping society.
While the BJP thought and dreamed big and then set out to dedicate itself to achieving these goals, the prime minister said opposition parties could set small goals and patted each other on the back for achieving even smaller targets.
In a tweet, Sibal said, ‘PM: ‘BJP lives for social justice and follows it in letter and spirit’. Facts: 1) 40 per cent of the wealth created from 2012-2021 went to only 1 per cent of the population 2) In 2022 Adani’s wealth increased by 46 per cent 3) 64 per cent of GST came from the bottom 50 per cent; 4 per cent came from top 10 per cent.’ ‘Rich get richer the poor poorer,’ Sibal claimed.
Kapil Sibal, who was a Union minister during United Progressive Alliance 1 and 2, quit the Congress in May last year and was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an Independent member with the Samajwadi Party’s support. He recently floated a non-electoral platform ‘Insaaf’ aimed at fighting injustice.
Sibal, who served as a Union minister in the United Progressive Alliances 1 and 2, left the Congress in May of last year and was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an Independent with the support of the Samajwadi Party. He recently floated a non-electoral platform ‘Insaaf’ aimed at fighting injustice.
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