Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said on Friday that the achhe din (good days) promised to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he started his term had arrived, as the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) celebrated its third anniversary.
The Prime Minister also said that he was in Assam to mark three years of his government, while the previous governments were focused only on Delhi.
Reacting to Congress leader Kamal Nath's assertion on the three years celebration, Ahir said, "I support and welcome this celebration because our government is successful". Peddling lies and celebrating non-performance, propaganda and platitude are its recognition.
Every family has now got a bank account, 13000 of 18000 villages, which were unelectrified, have now got electricity, and two crore families out of five crore have received LPG connection.
Chavan also questioned the government for its failure to generate jobs and taking industrial sector to new heights.
Alleging the government has failed to create jobs, he said, "We demand the government issue a White Paper on its employment strategy". Farmers continue to suicide.
He said it is on record who facilitated safe passage to former IPL chief Lalit Modi and business tycoon Vijay Mallya out of the country. Disputing reports about increasing unemployment, the BJP chief said, "Where have jobs gone? This is the credit and achievement of this government!"
"People feel that this is a government for the poor, backward, farmers and it has given the country a decisive, transparent government - a government which has taken the country to new heights", Shah said. It is another matter whether demonetisation will achieve all that it had set out to - eliminate black money, corruption and fake currency - but politically the Prime Minister reaped electoral gains, at least in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
On black money, the prime minister said, "We made a decision to take strong steps against black money". On finances, these are "demonetisation drive" leading to "short-term cash crunch", hitting "small and medium enterprises", "pending cases of retrospective taxation on past transactions still unresolved", and "inability to bring back black money stashed away overseas by citizens".
India will become "one country and one economy", both in name and reality if the so-called "head-and-tail" economies, which have divided its population of 1.3 billion, are unified, as are state-based economic zones.
"They should tell what the country has got from the demonetization move".
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