Modi’s three years free from graft: BJP
Terming the NDA government’s performance as “historic, memorable and untarnished by any kind of scam or corruption,” the BJP claimed on Friday that the country recorded all-round progress under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership in the past three yearsdehradun Updated: May 26, 2017 20:33 IST
Terming the NDA government’s performance as “historic, memorable and untarnished by any kind of scam or corruption,” the BJP claimed on Friday that the country recorded all-round progress under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership in the past three years.
“The country witnessed an economic turnaround in every sector under his (Modi) leadership. Each section of society and each community was benefited by this transformational change,” BJP state president Ajay Bhatt said. “And by its bold retaliatory actions against Pakistan, the Centre left it in no doubt that we wouldn’t compromise on our security.”
Addressing a press conference to mark the completion of the NDA government’s three years in power, Bhatt said the period was memorable because its track record remained unblemished. “Not a single case of corruption was reported against the Modi government during the past three years unlike the previous Congress regime whose ministers would go to jail almost every other day,” he claimed.
After BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Modi is the only Prime Minister who won the hearts of all communities, castes and creed, Bhatt said. “There is no section of society -- from the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes to women, youth and minorities -- who is unhappy with the prime minister,” he said attributing his popularity to the inclusive growth pursued by his government.
Giving an example, he said the Modi government extended the maternity leave for women up to six months. “Besides, it also ensured that pregnant women got an allowance of ₹6000 each so that they could have an access to nutritious diet,” Bhatt said.
Referring to the Ujjwala scheme, he said two crore women were provided cooking gas cylinders free of cost. “In this state (Uttarakhand) alone, some 75000 women from poor families were benefited by that scheme.”
He said ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, a scheme envisioned by Modi, helped balance a skewed birth rate against female babies. “Similarly, 52.8 lakh people were trained in various trades under the ‘Skill India’ programme,” Bhatt said. The Centre made a record of sorts by providing loans of ₹5 lakh each to over 10 crore youth under its ‘Start Up India’ programme, he said.
Under the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ programme, “42 mobile companies have set up their manufacturing units in the country; in the past just one mobile company—Nokia -- had its manufacturing unit in India,” Bhatt said.
Besides, 109 central schools were opened under the BJP regime, and ₹1-crore scholarship amount was remitted to Dalit students’ bank accounts.
Bhatt cited the demonetisation of high-value notes and ‘Digital India’ as the Modi government’s two key programmes that helped purge the economy of black money.
He claimed the ₹12,000-crore all-weather road scheme for the Chardham announced by the Centre would boost the state’s tourism-based economy. “The ₹16000-crore Rishikesh-Karnaprayag rail project would also have a similar impact on the local economy.”
First Published: May 26, 2017 20:33 IST