Congress now coins SCAM acronym for BJP, calls it party of corruption, fraudsters
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined the SCAM acronym to attack political opponents in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Saturday gave the word a Hindi twist to hit back – calling the BJP a “party of Sattabhogi (hungry for power), Kapti-dhongi (fraudster) and Amit Shah, Modi”.
The party also came out with six abbreviations for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Giving out the abbreviations for BJP, Congress said it was a party that represented – Bhagora Judao Party (party of turncoats), Bhai-bhatijawad Party (party of nepotism), Bhaichara Jalao Party (party that promotes enmity), Brashtrachar Jagao Party (party that promotes corruption), Bhramjaal Party and Bhram Jagao Party (party that creates illusion).
Targetting his political opponents in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday said that “SCAM” is an acronym for Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati.
Modi said: “Do you know what ‘Scam’ stands for? It is ‘S’ for Samajwadi Party, ‘C’ for Congress, ‘A’ for Akhilesh and ‘M’ for Mayawati.”
Soon after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hit back, saying the ‘A’ and ‘M’ stand for Amit Shah and Modi. According to him SCAM stood for “Save the Country from Amit Shah, Modi.”
The Congress too joined in.
“The Prime Minister today told us the meaning of SCAM. Let us also tell them the meaning of scam in Hindi. SCAM means Sattabhogi (hungry for power), Kapti dhongi (fraudster) and Amit Shah Modi,” Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said briefing media persons.
“He found abbreviations for the Congress party, the SP and everybody under the sun including all the opposition parties. Instead of delivering on what the road map ahead is, we hear him speak on abbreviations. He is extremely worried because he has realized the faults what demonetization has done across the country,” Vadakkan added.
Vadakkaan then went on to give the six abbreviations for BJP.
“He (Modi) is the Prime Minister of the country. Is this his work to play with abbreviations? Why didn’t you take the names of scamsters. They are in your party (BJP) and demonetisation is the biggest scam,” he said.
The Congress wanted to know if the Prime Minister had fulfilled his promise to provide loan waiver to farmers. “He spoke about giving relief to the farmers in Meerut. It is a Bhram Jagao Party (party that creates illusion). Did they give relief to farmers in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. They only know how to create illusion,” he added.