NEW DELHI, Dec. 3, 2023 (TBINN)
Congress has slammed the Centre over University Grants Commission asking universities and colleges to set up selfie points to highlight transformative initiatives propelling India’s growth, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned to save his “flailing image” in the run-up to next year’s Lok Sabha polls.
Trinamool Congress’ (T.M.C.) leader Derek O’Brien also took a dig at the BJP-led Centre in a post on Social Media and said: “PM = Photo Mantri. Mr @narendramodi Did You Know, UGC has asked universities to set up ‘selfie points’ with your image in the background.” Congress’ general secretary Jairam Ramesh said at the fag end of 10 years, the people of India are sick and tired of this “obnoxious level of self-promotion” and will give a suitable answer very soon.
Sharing a media report on Social Media on the University Grants Commission (U.G.C.) asking universities and colleges to set up selfie points, Ramesh said, “Our selfie-obsessed and self-obsessed P.M. is so insecure in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls that he’s leaving no stone unturned to save his flailing image.” “First, it was the Army being asked to set up selfie points. Then, he asked I.A.S. officers and other senior government officials to take out ‘Rath Yatras’. Now, he has directed U.G.C. to set up selfie points in all universities,” he said.