“The new government seems to have forgotten its promises of curbing price-rise and eradicating corruption which it made before coming into power. The decisions of steep hikes in the railway passenger fares and the increase in sugar import duty, which have led to increase in its prices, have been contrary to what was promised to the people of the country," AAP said in a statement on Friday.

"The first month in office of Narendra Modi-led NDA government has been disappointing and the direction of this government indicates it is heading towards soon to be known as UPA-III," the party said.

The Aam Aadmi Party also lashed out Modi-led government over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) on crops to what it had promised in its manifesto.

"Now, the minimum support price (MSP) of cotton has been virtually kept the same by the NDA government (Rs. 4050 compared to Rs. 4000 last year). The AAP asks the PM whether he expects that the cotton farmers' distress and suicides will come down in Vidarbha? Will he be answerable to the families of those farmers who might commit suicide this kharif season?” the statement said.

"The AAP reminds the farming community that the BJP in its manifesto expressly promised 'Ensuring a minimum of 50 per cent profits over the cost of production'. PM Modi in his campaign speeches repeatedly announced, 'We will fix the MSP (Minimum Support Price) of crops incorporating 50 per cent profit in farmers cost of production including seed, irrigation, manure, labour'," the statement added.

The party said that this promise has been "cynically set aside" so soon after the elections.

"MSP for paddy has been set at Rs. 1360 - the increase of Rs. 50 from Rs. 1310 of last year doesn't cover even the inflation rate. In maize and bajra, there has been zero increase in MSP whereas in most crops the increase is just Rs. 50," it said.

The party also slammed Modi for the controversies that surrounded the government.

"Equally shocking has been the silence of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, on multiple issues, which include - allegations of rape against minister of state Nihalchand Meghwal, the false affidavit submitted by the Human Resources Development minister Smriti Irani about her educational qualifications and the unjustified attack of the Minister of State VK Singh on the next army chief," the party said.


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