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Congress facing bankruptcy of ideas: Prakash Javadekar

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New Delhi, May 22: Hitting back at Congress over its jibe that the Narendra Modi government is a 'selfie' government, BJP today said the opposition party is facing "bankruptcy" of ideas and mud they were throwing was falling back on their faces.

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar also attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on being "active" these days and said some people go on "hibernation" for 56 days after being "hyperactive".

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"Congress is facing bankruptcy of ideas. They are throwing stones at us but those stones are hitting them back at double speed. The mud they are throwing at us is falling on their faces. We are doing good work, they had done wrong," Javadekar told PTI.

Hitting back on opposition's allegation that the present government was a "suit-boot ki sarkar", Javadekar said the previous UPA regime was a "suitcase ki sarkar" and it should not point at the NDA government.

"Arunji (Arun Jaitley) said that our government is not 'suit-boot ki sarkar' but 'sooj-boojh ki sarkar'. But Congress government was 'suitcase ki sarkar'. They should first reveal that part. When their government was 'suitcase ki sarkar', why they are pointing at us," he said.

Noting that the Congress had dismissed the CAG's estimated loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore in the coal scam, Javadekar said that when his government auctioned 20 mines out of 200 in a "transparent" way, it raised Rs 2 lakh crore.

He also referred to the example of spectrum allocation in which the government garnered Rs 1.9 lakh crore. Javadekar said that bringing cooperative federalism was a big change which the Narendra Modi government brought while prices too have come down giving relief to people.

"There was no social security even after 60 years of independence. Around 14 crore Jan Dhan accounts have been opened. 5.5 crore people have taken part in the programme in which there is Bima Yojana, Jeevan Bima, Suraksh Bima and Atal pension.

"Those who did not have pension will get now. We are taking the states into confidence, policies have become transparent, decisions are being taken based on policies. We are promoting infrastructure development in each sector. The way environment ministry has started taking transparent and policy-based decisions has changed the situation," he said.

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