First it was Congress leader and former MP Jyotiraditya Scindia who tweeted in support of the Narendra Modi led Central government’s move on revoking powers of Article 370 and J&K bifurcation. Then former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda supported Modi government.
And now, more and more Congress leaders are now following the suit. Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Shashi Tharoor have backed Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh, who said Modi’s governance model was not a complete negative story and demonising him all the time.
Singhvi tweeted: “Always said demonising Modi (is) wrong. Not only is he Prime Minister of the nation, a one-way Opposition actually helps him. Acts are always good, bad and indifferent — they must be judged issue-wise and not person-wise. Certainly, Ujjwala scheme (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) is only one amongst other good deeds”.
Tharoor said he had been arguing for six years that Modi “should be praised whenever he says or does the right thing, which would add credibility to our criticisms whenever he errs… I welcome others in Opposition coming around to a view for which I was excoriated at the time.”
Speaking at an event, Ramesh said, “He (Modi) talks in a language that connects him with the people. Unless we recognise that he is doing things which people recognise and which have not been done in the past, we are not going to be able to confront (him)… Also, if you are going to demonise him all the time, you are not going to be able to confront him.”
“Let me tell you, it is not a completely negative story when it comes to economics of the governance, the politics of the governance is completely different,” he said, adding “the social relations that have been created out of his governance model is also completely different”.