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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Have achhe din arrived? Sorry, PMO doesn't have it on records

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times   New Delhi, August 01, 2014
First Published: 00:15 IST(1/8/2014) | Last Updated: 00:29 IST(1/8/2014)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office can’t say if “achhe din” have indeed arrived — it just doesn’t have the records.

Early this month, Modi’s office received a query under the right to information act: “if the PMO has witnessed the arrival of achhe din aka good days since 16th May 2014 across India”.

The PMO expressed inability to answer the apparently mischievous query sent in by Tehseen Poonawala, a pro-Congress entrepreneur.

"It may please be noted that under the act, only information which is held or accessible as per records can be provided," the PM’s office said in a July 28 reply.
The query was not specific and had “a qualitative opinion/view” that was beyond the scope of the act, SE Rizvi, director and central public information officer, added to the PMO reply.

Modi, the PM, had gone back on every poll promise he made, Poonawala told HT.

The Modi government took oath of office on May 16, riding high on BJP’s poll pitch of achhe din aane wale hai (good days are round the corner).


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