Addressing a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party, Gandhi, who is also CPP Chairperson took repeated digs at the PM Modi dispensation over issues like centralisation of power, lack of substantial growth on the economic front and acting with "obstinate arrogance" in Parliament and criticism of previous governments by the Prime Minister on foreign soil.

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"What do they deserve credit for? They deserve credit for the the most anti-farmer legislative amendments to our Land Acquisition Bill. They deserve credit for ignoring the severe plight of farmers throughout the country in a show of callous unconcern that has never been seen before," she said.

They (Government) deserved credit for creating the most centralised government in India's recent history. Ministers hardly mattered. Even the bureaucrats, who were supposedly empowered, felt paralysed because all key files were pending in the PMO for decision," she added.

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Gandhi, who is seeking to move an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on the issue of keeping vacant critical appointments in the government, wondered "what is this government afraid of?

She cited those appointments in government structure, which have independent authority to question the working of the government machinery, were specially lying vacant.

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Taking a jibe at Modi, she said the Prime Minister likes to talk of consensus. "Yet ignoring convention, this government acts with obstinate arrogance. Such arrogance is also apparent when forcing its way in Parliament. Out of 51 bills, 43 have not been sent to the Standing Committee," she added.

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