NEW DELHI : The Congress on Friday termed Narendra Modi as the "most hypocritical and double-faced" Prime Minister, slamming his government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India. The situation during the UPA rule was much better, it said. "Why does this government talk of nationalism when it has failed in curbing casualties?" asked Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Calling Modi "the most hypocritical, double-faced and double-speaking" Prime Minister who had "abused the previous regime on far less violations", he said: "Now with an absolute straight face, everybody in the government is out to defend what is happening."
Comparing the casualty figures of the last 35 months of the United Progressive Alliance rule and the same period under the present National Democratic Alliance government, Singhvi said: "In Jammu and Kashmir, 91 civilians and 198 soldiers lost their lives (under NDA rule). In the 35 months preceding this, that is during 2011-14, 50 civilians and 103 jawans were killed -- around half of the current figures."
"In Maoist violence, 442 civilians and 278 jawans lost lives during the past 35 months (since Modi came to power). In the 35 months earlier, the numbers were 367 and 268 respectively," Singhvi said.
In the northeast, he said, 229 civilians and 47 jawans lost their lives between 2011-14, compared with 344 and 99 respectively since the BJP-led government came to power.
"In all these regions we have seen how in most cases the numbers have nearly doubled," said Singhvi.
About ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Singhvi said: "In last 35 months of UPA, there were 470 ceasefire violations by Pakistan and 85 terror incidents. Under Modi government, these numbers rose to 1,343 and 172."
"On each parameter -- be it Jammu and Kashmir, Maoist violence, Pakistan attacks, China factor or the north-east -- there has been increase in attacks against India," he added.
"Who has given a clean chit to China? Modi government. We are treated to semantic jugglery. The government says there are transgressions and not incursions, and then says that transgressions are a matter of perception."
"China is insulting India by opposing us on international fora. It is giving you the biggest insult slaps on Hafeez Saeed, on renaming six towns in Arunachal Pradesh, on opposing you in NSG, on opposing you in Security Council," Singhvi pointed out.
"In 2013, Modiji said that the government couldn't provide security to India. He asked what government was doing after Pakistan went back on promises."
"In August 2013, Modiji said that China intrudes our borders, Pakistan kills our jawans but Centre doesn't act. May I ask the same questions to this Prime Minister," said Singhvi.