Hyderabad, Jan 31: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday, Jan 31 alleged that by not allowing Parliament to function, Congress was not stopping the Narendra Modi government but "creating hurdles" in the country's development.
"You (Congress) are reduced to 40 seats in the Lok Sabha. You don't know what to do and don't allow Parliament to function. You are not allowing the GST and real estate bill to pass and even stall efforts to reform the labour laws," he said, addressing a public meeting ahead of civic polls here.
"You are not stopping Modi, but creating hurdles in the development of this country. You are causing loss to the poor people. Congress should know this and I am hopeful that the party will realise it shortly," the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister said.
"NDA government is doing good work. The country is progressing. Market is also picking up and there will be more measures for welfare of the poor," Venkaiah said.
"Good days ('achche din') have come and better days are ahead. Congress asked where are the good days. I said there are no good days for you, but bad days," he said, adding, people gave Congress the mandate to sit in the opposition, "but you are not ready".
Over Congress' attacks on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Venkaiah said, RSS means "Ready for Selfless Service".
"RSS is the most upright and patriotic organisation in the country. We are all proud (of it). Yes, we were all brought up by RSS and that is why we got this character, calibre, conduct, discipline, dynamism and devotion," the senior BJP leader said.
He also said Congress, which had followed "divisive and vote-bank agenda" and encouraged parties such as MIM and Muslim League, has no "moral right" to criticise RSS.