In the midst of a political crisis and a power struggle between Congress, BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party, the Bga-backed Reliance Jio’s (RJio) “Drama” is set to take the world by storm.
It’s a “drama” to which the BJP and its allies have resorted to in recent months as it tries to regain control of the government after a prolonged period of opposition.
The government’s response has been a mixture of denial and feigned outrage.
While the government has accused the opposition of trying to “destabilise” the government by creating “false and malicious allegations”, the BJP has denied that any such charges have been levelled against it.
“The government has never tried to destabilise the government,” BJP spokesperson Ananth Kumar told NDTV on Sunday.
“The Opposition’s charge is baseless and baseless.
The government has done its utmost to ensure the security of the citizens of the country.
This is the truth,” he added.
The “Dram” has been launched on the first anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s elevation to the helm of the BJP-led government, when the party came to power in May 2016.
After taking over as Prime Minister in May 2017, the BJP took over the government and became the third largest party in the Lok Sabha.
During the time that the government was in power, the number of deaths related to pollution in India has risen by nearly a third.
On Sunday, the “Drom” is scheduled to begin its “mission” on November 12, with an audience of more than 50,000 people expected to watch.
Jio, the Indian telecoms and internet company that launched the “Million Million” phone service in September, has been accused of not doing enough to tackle the issue of pollution.
A senior government official, however, said the “Mission” was a “positive and successful step” in reducing pollution.
“Jio has also been able to reduce its CO2 footprint and has already made a significant contribution to reducing pollution in the country,” the official told NDtv.
However, the official added that the “magnitude of Jio is unknown, and we are awaiting further details on its performance”.
The official also noted that the company had received a request from the government to launch a pilot scheme, but that the decision has been deferred for a number of reasons.
(With inputs from PTI)