Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, while addressing a public rally in Odisha’s Cuttack on four years of his government, said the NDA government's commitment to fight corruption has sent "shivers down the spines of many who have come on one platform".
Addressing a public rally at the Bali Yatra ground, the Prime Minister said that it is moving on the correct path and the people have put their seal of approval on it.
Modi said that he was thankful to be addressing a rally from the state, which is the land of great Lord Jagannath and also where Subhash Chandra Bose was born.
The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have planned several events to mark four years of Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre. While the BJP is looking to highlight the achievements of Modi government, Congress aims to underline the government's failures through the programmes.
The BJP has launched a massive reach out programmes from May 27 till June 11 to enumerate the work done by various ministries of the NDA government.
According to party's state media chief Anand Sharma, the state BJP would organise Abhinandan Yatra, Modi Marathon, Booth Contact Campaign, Kamal Sandesh Rally, etc., so that the people could be informed about the achievements of the Narendra Modi government.
BJP president Amit Shah addressed a press conference on Saturday to list out the achievements of the Modi government in the last four years. He said Modi has ended the politics of appeasement and dynasty, and ushered in politics of development in these years.
Shah also said that with the 2016 surgical strikes conducted across the LoC, the government exhibited its political willingness to take on the country's adversaries.
On the other hand, the Congress has decided to observe "Betrayal Day" across the country on Saturday. Under the programme, press conferences will be held in 20 different cities, including the capital, by senior party leaders such as Gulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, and Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Here are the top developments on "four years of NDA govt"
1. Modi addresses rally in Odisha:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi the NDA government's commitment to fight corruption has sent "shivers down the spines of many who have come on one platform".
"Three thousand raids were conducted by various agencies and undeclared income to the tune of Rs 73,000 crore was unearthed. Tough rules against black money have sent shivers down the spines of many who have come on one platform", Modi said in an oblique reference to the opposition parties who are grouping against the NDA.
The country is moving towards "susashan" (good governance) from "kusashan" (bad governance) and towards "jandhan" (public money) from "kaladhan" (black money).
"The people can now see that the NDA government is working with the motto 'sabka sath, sabka vikas'," he said.
Noting that the NDA government is not afraid of taking tough decisions, Modi said that it is not a government of confusion.
"It is a government of commitment and it has the strength to go for surgical strike", he said.
Launching an attack on Congress, Modi, without mentioning the party name, said, "It is important to remember the issues which the nation was facing 4 years ago, the atmosphere there was four years ago. It is important to remember how much did the family, which ruled the nation for 48 years, cared for it." Modi claimed that it was NDA government that brought back the focus to East India.
Addressing the lack of proper health facilities, Modi wondered what the previous governments were doing. He said that even if state governments don't carry out their responsibility properly, Centre would do everything it can.
Till 2014 39% of the population had access to sanitation facilities, today the figure is over 80%. From independence till 2014 there were around 6 crore toilets in the country but in last four years 7.5 crore toilets have been made: PM Modi in Odisha's Cuttack pic.twitter.com/QlfhWSeU2r
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
While addressing a rally in Cuttack on completion of 4 years in power, Modi said, "Chaos was caused for some when we made strict laws against black money, it made many come together and stand on the same stage, those accused in big scams are coming together now."
#WATCH: While addressing a rally in Cuttack on completion of 4 years in power, PM says, 'Chaos was caused for some when we made strict laws against black money, it made many come together & stand on the same stage, those accused in big scams are coming together now.' #Odisha pic.twitter.com/7mTY7Ok1O7
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
"In these four years, 1.25 billion (125 crore) Indian have come to believe that our India can change. Today the nation is going from 'Kala Dhan to 'Jan Dhan', from bad governance to good governance," said Modi in Cuttack.
#WATCH Live: PM Modi addresses a public rally in Odisha’s Cuttack on 4 years of his government. https://t.co/m7PulU7laz
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
2. Modi govt ended politics of dynasty, says Amit Shah: Listing out the achievements of the NDA government on its fourth anniversary, Shah said PM Modi has ended the politics of appeasement and dynasty, and ushered in politics of development in the country.
The BJP president said the government has also resolved the long-pending issue of One Rank One Pension within a year of coming to power.
Govt looking for long-term solution to high fuel prices:
Commenting on high fuel prices, Shah said the government was working on a long-term solution to the problem.
The current prices of petrol & diesel were the same during three years of Congress government. But they are fed up of these raised prices in only three days in our government? Government is thinking about that & will form a long-term solution for it: BJP President Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/DccgbfQvqu
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
3. Rahul's version of PM's report card:
Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi on Saturday by giving out his "report card" in a tweet.
4. Modi to hold rally in Cuttack:
4 Yr. Report Card
Foreign Policy: F
Fuel Prices: F
Job Creation: F
Slogan Creation: A+
Self Promotion: A+
Master communicator; struggles with complex issues; short attention span.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 26, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting in Cuttack in Odisha today, on Saturday, to mark the fourth year of his government.
5. Congress to observe 'Vishwasghat Diwas':
The Congress party will observe Betrayal Day
(Vishwasghat Diwas) on Saturday to mark Modi-led BJP government's four years in the Centre.
In other places, state unit presidents and AICC incharges will hold press conferences to mark the protest. State units have also been asked to stage protests at the district level.
The programme will start on May 27, in which all ministers -- both from the Centre and BJP-ruled states -- MPs, MLAs, mayors and all other office-bearers of the party will reach out to personalities or experts or influential people across the country, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said in a letter.
It will also include a special contact drive in SC and ST localities and also with senior citizens, he said.
7. BJP leaders asked to interact with at least 25 renowned people:
As part of the reach-out programme, each BJP leader has been asked to interact with at least 25 renowned people
from various fields such as retired judges of the Supreme Court and high courts.
"As part of the programme, each BJP leader will interact with at least 25 renowned people from various fields such as retired judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, retired bureaucrats, retired army personnel, sports stars, and writers, among others, and will inform them about the achievements of the Modi government in the past four years," BJP general secretary Arun Singh said.
8. PM Modi hails good governance: Modi on Saturday hailed good governance as an all-round development for the country on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the BJP-led government at the Centre.
On this day in 2014, we began our journey of working towards India’s transformation.
Over the last four years, development has become a vibrant mass movement, with every citizen feeling involved in India's growth trajectory. 125 crore Indians are taking India to great heights!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2018
9. Modi government failed on all fronts, says Mayawati: Addressing a press conference, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday attacked Modi government saying it had failed on all fronts.
This government has failed on all fronts. PM Narendra Modi terms everything he does as historic, I think that is why fuel prices are at a historic high during his government: BSP Chief Mayawati on 4 years of Modi govt pic.twitter.com/HrhdF8q4II
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 26, 2018
10. Adityanath lauds PM Modi's development vision:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday hailed Modi
saying 'that his unbiased development has benefitted the citizens of the country.'
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference on completion of four years of Narendra Modi government at the Centre, at the party office in Lucknow on Saturday | Photo: PTI
Speaking to ANI, on the completion of four years of Modi government, Adityanath said, "I congratulate the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) his entire cabinet for successful four years in the central government. The policies of development have reached the poor, disadvantaged, women and farmers without any discrimination and casteism."
With agency inputs