Mumbai: Milind Deora who recently edged out Sanjay Nirupam of the Congress party to take over as Mumbai President of the grand old party is seen in a combative avatar on India’s leading political interview show ‘Frankly Speaking’ with Navika Kumar which will air on April 06, 2019 at 7pm on TIMES NOW. Facing avolley of questions from Navika Kumar, Deora in this exclusive interview, puts forwards the views of the Congress party and exudes confidence while he claims that the ‘mood and mode of the country is anti-incumbency’, while emphasising that ‘BJP has failed on key issues’.
Renowned for his organisational skills, macroeconomic understanding and political acumen in India’s maximum city, Deora laid out the roadmap of Rahul’s most ambitious Social Scheme – NYAY. “Nyay could become an over-arching scheme by the government. Today if I want to support a person who is unemployed, we can use this scheme instead of many other schemes which are inefficient and not working despite technological innovations like Aadhar and e-governance and in doing so, you might even eliminate wastage. You might even reduce the burden on the Taxpayers rather than incurring a surcharge on them,”explained Deora. Drawing parallels to the existing schemes of the NDA, Rahul Gandhi’s close aide also went on to reason the logic behind Cong’s NYAY push. “Are you saying today that you come to a city like Mumbai, are you seeing the city much cleaner than it was, in spite of the tax payer paying money? If you ask me the truth I’m seeing Mumbai far dirtier than it was. Where’s the taxpayers’ money going? So, at least ‘Nyay’ is set out with an intent to notadd burden on the taxpayers but to reduce it and if it involves subsuming other schemes, then what’s wrong?”asked Deora.
When asked about the narrative of nationalism and Balakot being amplified by the Congress party, Deora categorically stated that their attack has been focusing on ‘NDA’s inconsistent Pak Policy’ and their inability to control the Foreign policy narrative. Deora also defended the Congress Manifesto seeking to regulate the media, rejecting claims that Congress Party is trying to muzzle the media. Deora however added that ‘it’s imperative for media to maintain fairness & quality’.
Milind Deora takes some tough questions on Congress party’s vision of for India and the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. #FranklySpeakingWithMilind will air on April 06, 2019 at 7 pm on Times Now.