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Corruption wiped out from corridors of Delhi by BJP government: Jaitley

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Narendra Modi government, which is almost half way through its five-year term, has wiped out corruption from the corridors of Delhi.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2016 17:50 IST
Finance minister Arun Jaitley taking salutes of the cadets at the passing-out parade of 68th Batch of IPS probationers, at SVP National Police Academy in Hyderabad on Friday.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley taking salutes of the cadets at the passing-out parade of 68th Batch of IPS probationers, at SVP National Police Academy in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI)

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Narendra Modi government, which is almost half way through its five-year term, has wiped out corruption from the corridors of Delhi.

Addressing a public meeting organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here, he said the government was establishing a new political culture in India.

“Even today when people speak of corruption, they speak of the previous government. Nobody is willing to even raise the issue against this government,” he said.

Jaitley said in Modi the country has a prime minister who has the courage and capacity to take decisions.

He said unlike the previous government, this government does not believe in helplessness and allowing issues to persist.

“He (Modi) is even willing to take tough decisions and at times unpopular decisions, provided they are in the larger interest of the country,” he said.

The minister claimed that on issues of national security, Modi had shown both clarity of mind and firmness which were attached to character and philosophy of the BJP.

Stating that Kashmir has seen one of the worst ever crises, he said the “strong leader and strong government” did not give a single signal that it is going to yield at the cost of national unity. “That firmness finally paid off,” he remarked.

Jaitley asserted that Pakistan has routinely allowed its territory to be used for terrorism against India and historically “our response has been to raise it in the international forum” to isolate it.

“For the first time, a government in Delhi has told the neighbouring country that if you indulge in terrorism in India, you will have to pay the price for it, and the cost for allowing your territory to be used for terrorism will become unbearable on you.”

Referring to surgical strikes, the BJP leader said people were surprised that government could take such a decision and “our armed forces with such great patriotism and competence could execute the decision”.

Jaitley claimed that for first time in history, the Modi government created a situation where notwithstanding slowdown in the world economy, India became fastest growing economy in the world for two years in a row.

He hoped that this will continue for next one year despite a slowdown and global economic crisis.