RSS trade union President Saji Narayanan in the latest of broadsides against the Narendra Modi-led government’s economic and labour policies said that, ” The BJP government at the Centre is nothing more than UPA III“.
According to Outlook India reports, Saji Narayanan, the president of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the largest trade union in India said that, ” In the economic and labour front, it (BJP government) is nothing more than UPA III! Any additions are only cosmetic changes,”
Narayan also said that, “Every new reform is in effect burdening the poor and benefitting the rich. Every Government initiatives result in subsidising the rich and taxing the poor.” adding to it “This is not what was expected by all those who have liked this Government to perform. The ghost of fallen UPA Government is still haunting the corridors of the Government, hoping for a resurrection.” And many of the bureaucrats and advisors who were with the UPA Government have changed their colours and are advising the present government.
The nucleus of Sangh Parivar cosmos i.e. Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) upset with the Modi government’s economic policy decisions and, like a ventriloquist, has been lashing out through its affiliates like BMS and Swadeshi Jagran Manch.
The RSS has been engaged in a shadow boxing with the NITI Aayog, an acronym for National Institute for Transforming India which was established in 2015 to replace the Planning Commission, a Nehruvian legacy and when NITI Aayog’s then Vice-Chairperson Arvind Panagariya resigned from his role, it came after attacks from several groups backed by the RSS.
Narayan said that, “Corporates are the greatest beneficiaries with corporate advisors occupying important spaces in the Government especially in the policy-making mechanism,”
He also said that, “The person who is known for his policy blunders is leading the team of advisors of the Government. He proposed to impose tax on farmers, which the Finance Minister and others have to publicly disown. He as the proponent of the corporate lobby, gave a prescription to Railway: “Liberalise, Privatise and Corporatize”, upon which Government has to frequently clarify apologetically. This is only one example. Hence things are still moving badly with advisors who look at common man with contempt. Because of such people, the Government is continuing the UPA policies with more vigour.”
Sources : Outlook India