Earlier today, Congress leader Anand Sharma said that the PM is carried away by his own propaganda.
Singh, a noted economist and former finance minister, disparaged the budgetary allocations made by the government for the defence sector, calling it "inadequate" given the current geo-political scenario in India's neighbourhood.
Former congress President Sonia Gandhi had also criticised the Modi government and alleged that the present government didn't spare any effort to destroy the Congress but the party has never bowed down to the government's pressure.
"The Modi government was presented with a golden opportunity to catapult India's economic growth to a new high through a near ideal alignment of stars-an upswing in the economy, macro-economic stability after the upheaval of the 2008 global financial crisis, low oil prices (from over $100 to under $40 per barrel), robust global economic growth and an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha". Whereas, he said, "under the BJP's rule, the economy is moving at the pace of a tortoise".
In his brief inaugural address, Rahul Gandhi said the country is in a way "fatigued" under the Modi dispensation and is looking for a way out. Those promises have not been fulfilled.
Noting that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India, he said the country needed to recognise the state's special problems and we must deal with those problems with all seriousness.
"We have problems but these problems are to be sorted out peacefully and not in an atmosphere of hostility and shouting at each other", he said.
"We must, therefore, warn Pakistan that this is a path, which is mutually destructive of peace and prosperity in the subcontinent". He said that if the BJP comes to power it will provide two crore jobs, we have not seen even two lakh jobs.
He also alleged that there were many issues on the foreign policy front that had been poorly handled by the Modi government. "It is obvious from the fact that our borders are insecure, be it cross border terror or internal". When Modiji was campaigning (in 2014), he made lots of tall promises.