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Except for demonetisation, no original move by Modi govt: Congress

Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said the Modi government had inherited 23 welfare schemes which were at various stages of implementation, renamed and presented them as its own.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 20, 2017 10:15 pm
Demonetsation, Narendra Modi, Congress, Rajeev Shukla, Modi government, BJP Rajeev Shukla asked if the UPA government’s schemes were “wrong”, why did the present NDA regime take over all of them. (Source: Express Photo)

The Congress alleged on Wednesday that the Modi government had not come out with any original initiative except for demonetisation, and that it repackaged and renamed 23 welfare schemes started by the previous dispensations.

Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said the Modi government had inherited 23 welfare schemes which were at various stages of implementation, renamed and presented them as its own.

He also said Aadhaar and rural job scheme MNREGA were two initiatives, which were earlier criticised strongly by the BJP, but were now being taken forward as its own.

“Except for the note ban, the Modi government has not conceived and come out with any original public welfare scheme. They inherited 23 schemes on a platter which were already at various stages of implementation, but they have completely failed,” he told reporters.

“They adopted our schemes and befooled the public after coming to power,” he alleged.

Shukla asked if the UPA government’s schemes were “wrong”, why did the present NDA regime take over all of them.

He said whether it was ‘Make in India’ or ‘skill India’, affordable housing for the poor or distributing soil health cards to farmers, the “BJP’s glaring failures are completely evident”.

The former Union minister alleged that the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was originally conceived and introduced in Parliament by the Congress, was taken forward by the BJP but its implementation has been “bad and ill-planned”, causing sufferings to people.

The Congress leader claimed everything was in a “limbo” as a result of which the benefits of these schemes were not reaching people.

He said that the B K Chaturvedi Reforms Committee report was gathering dust.

Shukla also listed out the schemes which the BJP and renamed and claimed as its own.

‘Indira Awas Yojna’ and ‘Rajiv Awas Yojna were renamed as ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna’ and ‘Sardar Patel National Urban Hosing Mission’, he said.

‘National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility’ was changed to ‘soil health card scheme’.

The ‘no-frills accounts – Swabhimaan’ was renamed as ‘jan dhan yojna’, ‘Swalambhan scheme’ as ‘Atal Pension Yojna’, and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran yojna’ as ‘Deep Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna’, he said.

The national manufacturing policy, he said, was renamed as ‘make in India’, while the JNNURM was rechristened as ‘AMRUT’ and ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan’ as ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.

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    satender Kumar
    Sep 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    What a strange statement. Before speaking he should have seen firstly, that most of the schemes were named after Rajeev, Indira, Jawahar or other Gandhi/Nehru parivar persons. Second, as to whether these schemes were only mooted or actually and honestly implemented. Thirdly, whether he himself wants to convey that Congress was not capable to moot any scheme whatsoever during almost 60 years of its rule. Fourthly, the main and actual schemes which the congress not only mooted but also implemented are huge scams and keeping this motto in view they had to implement certain schemes involving huge amount of corruption. Yes, till the time national schemes which did not notice big scams were well accepted by the public and voter brought congress in power again and again.
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      Sukesh
      Sep 24, 2017 at 11:50 am
      Except Corruption , dishonesty and fraud , money laundering and it's leader's huge money in foreign bank accounts, Congress has no original idea.
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        Mohd Farhan
        Sep 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm
        Also available for this site : : factsgrabber /business-2/except-for-demonetisation-no-original-move-by-modi-government-congress/
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          Rajeev
          Sep 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm
          Sir Shukla Ji you are absolutely right and the truth can not be hidden for a long and comes our at the surface soon. This Feku Government now looks to be failing very badly in Economy and still creating lots of rucks by bringing rules without even putting a proper though and which becomes calamity on ordinary person .Now they are trying to Tax People for a Fuel like Petrol and Diesel which is now understood by all Indian and look like only tax component left to run the Government. Is there been a repeat of financial crises of 2008 by now we must be ready for a biggest fall of all time as we not left with any strngth any more
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          1. Bharat Meena
            Sep 20, 2017 at 10:25 pm
            Absolutely right.
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