New Delhi, May 28: "Dull and dark shadow crept over India in the last two years," Congress on Saturday said dismissing the government's claims on performance on completion of two years in office and slammed it for alleged "systematic attack on institutions, icons and inclusiveness".
"As the second year of the Modi government draws to a close, sadly there is little to celebrate," it said.
"Muscled thugs impose their ideas of morality and lynch mobs kill people on mere suspicion. BJP leaders spew venomous messages of hate and violence to question the patriotism of every Indian who disagrees with them," the party said in a 59-page booklet, titled "Pragati Ki Tham Gayi Chaal, Do Saal, Desh Ka Bura Hal" (The pace of progress has stopped.
Two years and the nation's bad plight). Claiming the booklet to be "Sachchaai Ka Aaina (Mirror of Reality), AICC trained its guns on the NDA dispensation on a wide range of issues including economy, employment, price rise and foreign policy.
The party went hammer and tongs at the NDA government over its role in Congress-ruled Aurnachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and accused it of "murder of democracy and subversion of federalism".
Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017, the party tried to paint the Modi government as "anti-Dalit" citing RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's last year remarks on caste-based reservation.
The party alleged that Modi and his government are "surreptitiously following the RSS agenda" through its actions and policies including "systematic withdrawal of schemes for SCs/STs/BCs and by imposing budgetary cuts".
"The last two years have seen a dull and dark shadow creep over India. People are bewildered and confused. Instead of promised 'achche din', they are witnessing a systematic attack on India's institutions, icons and inclusiveness.
"As the second year of the Modi government draws to a close, sadly there is little to celebrate. Job growth, industrial output and exports are all plunging downward.
Inflation, rural distress, drought and low farm incomes are making life miserable for kisan and khet mazdoor," the booklet said.