New Delhi: Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of renaming, repackaging and relaunching social security schemes by previous government and said it was ‘NAMO’ style of governance where there was “nothing original and message only" by his “suit-boot sarkar".

Claiming that such schemes were already launched by the previous government, the opposition party also “sincerely" hoped that Modi government will not shut them down as they provided security umbrella to 17 crore people in the country. “The fact is that the high voltage media exercise undertaken yesterday was yet again a blatant attempt at renaming, repackaging and relaunching coupled with the now characteristic event management style of governance.

“It has again established the ‘NAMO’ style of governance i.e. nothing-original, message-only," said R.S. Surjewala, in-charge, communication department, All India Congress Committee (AICC), referring to acronym used for Modi by his supporters.

He said contrary to claims, the entire exercise on Saturday was aimed at “credit taking" by looking to be pro-people, in the midst of the “anti-people suit-boot sarkar" image that this government has made for itself by its “misdeeds and crony friendly policies".

“The people of this country, however, can see through this subterfuge. They know that the schemes are nothing but a repackaged Aam Aadmi Beema Yojana (AABY), Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Beema Yojana (RGSSBY) and the Rashtriya Swasthya Beema Yojana (RSBY)—schemes that the previous government launched with an aim to widen the social security net," Surjewala said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY).

Surjewala claimed that ever since their launch in 2007 and 2008, the schemes benefited about five crore (AABY), 42 lakhs (RGSSBY) and 12 crore (RSBY) people and an amount of 2,155 crore, 327.71 crore and 4,300.07 crore, respectively has been disbursed already.

“The cumulative number of individuals covered under these schemes exceeds 17 crore (six crore families) and the amount benefiting them sums up to over 7,800 crore.

“We sincerely hope that the Modi government is not wanting to shut down these major schemes providing a security umbrella to 17 crore people of the country," he said.