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BJP has given ‘decisive’ government, says Amit Shah


New Delhi: Presenting a report card of two years of Modi government, BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday credited the party for giving a “decisive” government and said in the remaining three years of its tenure all the promises made in the run up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls will be fulfilled.

At a press conference here, Shah talked at length about the government’s initiatives to create employment and give a boost to economy in the last two years.

He also lambasted Congress, alleging “scams, scandals and policy paralysis” ruled the roost during ten years of UPA rule.

Accusing the UPA government of having left behind an “empty treasury and policy paralysis,” Shah said the bureacracy was “dejected” and there was pessimism among people.

Claiming that the Modi government has generated hope in all these sections within two years of coming to power, Shah expressed confidence that the government will take the country to new heights after laying the foundation stone in this period.

“We have given a decisive government to the country. This is a government, which takes decisions. Such a decisive government led by Modi ji has been formed in the country after a long time.

“Modi government has assumed power after the ten years rule of UPA in which scams and scandals ruled the roost. After two years in government, even our opponents have not been able to level any allegation of corruption on us,” Shah said.

Referring to the first NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he said that the development journey of the nation that started then seemed to have come to halt during the UPA regimes.

“UPA I and UPA II had brought the situation to such a situation that it appeared that the development journey of the nation has come to a halt,” he said.

Shah said that Modi government worked to bring an all- inclusive development by adopting a balanced approach.

The BJP chief also cited the government’s decision to bring the NEET ordinance that allowed states to have their own medical entrance examinations, as an example of Government’s focus on quick disposal of people’s problems.

Shah also appealed to all parties to support legislations and measures related to the “agenda of nation’s development”.

He was asked how BJP expects AIADMK to support the government on GST bill after campaigning aggressively against Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu.

“We have fulfilled the responsibility that was given to us to bring the nation out of policy paralysis and bring prosperity.

“We are confident that after fulfilling all the promises made to people in next three years, we will get a fresh mandate. We have worked much in two years,” he said.

Responding to questions about Congress’ criticism of the functioning of Modi government and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal daring the minsters for a debate, Shah said tersely the BJP cannot get into a debate with him. “What do you expect from Congress. Will they praise us,” he said.

“This is the only government, which has taken one new initiative everyday,” Shah said listing achievements of government in different sectors like manufacturing, power, software import as well as the steps taken for the welfare of farmers and youths

Facing sustained Congress attack on the issue of employment generation, the BJP chief referred to schemes like Stand Up, Start Up and Skill India, saying it was for the first time when any government worked with a belief that employment generation is not only about jobs.

Shah also claimed that price rise has “by and large” been under control, while foreign currency reserves have gone up.

The BJP chief also said that the issue of OROP, which was pending for last many years, was resolved during this government.

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