Jairam Ramesh took a veiled dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre following former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s surprising resignation as an MP. This move came after a parliamentary committee informed him that he would face sanctions for providing misleading information to the House regarding lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street during his premiership.
Ramesh drew a comparison between the British and Indian Parliament, stating, “Imagine if we were a truly functional parliamentary democracy, as we used to be before the so-called ‘Achhe Din’ were unleashed upon us.”
Before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extensively used the slogan “acche din” (good days).
“A parliamentary committee in the UK investigated and concluded that PM Boris Johnson lied to Parliament. He has now resigned as an MP and quit politics, at least for now. There are some other PMs who provide the Parliament and the nation with a daily dose of truth-free sweeteners. Imagine if they were to be held accountable for their lies, distortions, fabrications, and silences on burning national issues. Imagine if we were a truly functional parliamentary democracy, as we used to be before the so-called ‘Achhe Din’ were unleashed upon us,” Ramesh tweeted.