Congress accuses govt. of utilizing G-20 to run ‘election marketing campaign’

 Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. File.

Congress chief Jairam Ramesh. File.
| Photograph Credit score: Okay. BHAGYA PRAKASH

The Congress on August 19 accused the federal government of working an “election marketing campaign” utilizing the upcoming G-20 assembly in India and stated this was being performed to divert folks’s consideration from actual points.

The G20 Leaders’ Summit is scheduled to be held on the Bharat Mandapam Worldwide Exhibition-Conference Centre on September 9-10. In a put up in Hindi on X (previously Twitter), Congress normal secretary Jairam Ramesh stated, “The G20 was shaped in 1999. 19 international locations and the European Union are its members. Since its formation, the G20 summit has been held in 17 international locations in turns. Now it’s India’s flip.”

“However the type of election marketing campaign that’s being run right here and efforts being made to create such an environment round it, has not occurred in every other nation. Actually, that is being performed to divert the eye of the folks from the necessary points,” Mr. Ramesh stated.

He stated India efficiently organised the the Non-Aligned Summit of greater than 100 international locations in 1983 and after that the summit of Commonwealth international locations in New Delhi.

However the then authorities didn’t use these alternatives for electoral positive factors, he stated.

“Then I do not forget that assertion of L.Okay. Advani. On 5 April 2014, he described Narendra Modi as an excellent occasion supervisor. To divert the eye of the general public, the Prime Minister is barely doing occasion administration,” Mr. Ramesh alleged.

The G20 members signify round 85% of the worldwide GDP, over 75% of the worldwide commerce, and about two-thirds of the world inhabitants.

The grouping contains Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU).

Because the grouping’s present president, India will host the G20 summit subsequent month in New Delhi.

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