New Delhi,nov.28 : BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at Congress for its audacity to question the Modi government’s performance, even as he showcased the achievements of the NDA regime by highlighting its historic accomplishments in diverse fields.
Congress is engaging in sheer inanity. A party whose six-decade rule kept the country backward, resulted in mass poverty and joblessness for youth and which unleashed repression and sought to stifle democracy has no right to criticize the Modi government.
He listed price control, launch of schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana and ‘Make in India’ and “successful” resistance to pressure from developed countries in the WTO negotiations among the accomplishments of the Modi government.
In a statement to mark Modi government’s six months in office, Shah also highlighted what he called restoration of cohesion in governance and the end of policy paralysis, thrust on creation of job opportunities and fighting corruption as achievements of the new government.
The statement came amid growing criticism of Modi government from Congress and other opponents during the electioneering in Jharkhand and J&K and in the two Houses of Parliament which opened on Monday. The first week of the session saw Congress, along with Trinamool Congress and JD(U), attacking the government for not keeping its promise to bring back illicit money stashed abroad.
Shah said the Modi government’s very first decision was to set up a Special Investigation Team to tackle the black money issue, as he argued that the government had been sincere about the issue which was one of the main themes in the Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP chief also mentioned tough response to Pakistan over ceasefire violations and diplomatic successes in the US, Australia and Japan, widening of provident fund benefits for workers with a minimum pension of Rs 1,000, change in work culture in the bureaucracy, raising the FDI limit in defence production, launch of Swachh Bharat and cleaning of Ganga campaigns.
Saying that extraordinary achievements were just a trailer to what the government planned to achieve during its 60-month-long tenure, Shah said Congress’s approach reflected the desperation that has seized the party after its rout in LS polls and the state elections of Haryana and Maharashtra. The BJP chief, who is spearheading the party’s campaign for the ongoing elections in Jharkhand and J&K, asserted that Congress was going to suffer a debacle in both places.