PM Modi presents one year report card, says didn’t promise ‘achche din’ to those who looted nation

No place for middlemen, brokers in power corridors: PM at Mathura rally

By: Press Trust of India Written by Manoj C G | Nagla Chandrabhan (mathura) | Updated: May 26, 2015 9:13 am
Haj Pilgrimage, Narendra Modi, Modi govt, PM special quota, Haj special quota, lucknow news, city news, local news, UP news, Haj news, Indian Express Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to crowd as actress and BJP MP Hema Malini and other leaders look on during the Jan Kalyan Rally at Farah in Mathura district on Monday. (Express photo by Anil Sharma)

When he stormed to power a year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised “achche din” (good days). After a year in office, Modi on Monday said he has rid the country of “bure din” (bad days), and counted this as one of his biggest achievements.

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Hitting back at the Congress, which criticised him for not fulfilling his poll promises, he said he did not promise “achche din” to those who looted the country. “Their bure din have come, so they are rattled and shouting… I did not promise achche din for those who looted the country. They will have to face more bure din,” he said, addressing a public meeting at this village, near where Jan Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay was born, on the eve of his government’s anniversary.

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“Had the UPA ruled for one more year, what would have been the situation of this country? Wasn’t the country facing bad days? Wasn’t the country being governed through remote control? Wasn’t there news of a scandal or corruption everyday? Weren’t officers and politicians going to jail? Wasn’t there corruption in organising sporting events, allocation of coal blocks and spectrum. Weren’t there stories about some son or son-in-law every other day,” said Modi.

“How bad were those days? How bad was the situation? Those bad days are over now. Hasn’t the situation changed? Hasn’t loot and theft ended? I had promised that I would work as your prime servant. I have fulfilled my promise, haven’t I?” he said.

With Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi dubbing his government as a “suit-boot ki sarkar” which caters to the interests of a handful of businessmen, Modi, during his one-hour-long speech, focussed only on the poor, farmers and the middle class.

He spoke about his government’s initiatives for the poor. “This government is for the poor and their welfare,” he said, recalling that he had told this to his party MPs after being elected as the parliamentary party leader last year. He said his government was committed to providing houses for all by 2022.

Interestingly, he quoted former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s famous observation about funds allocated by the government not reaching the intended beneficiaries. He said his government has put in place a system to ensure that every rupee reaches the poor.

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Targeting the Congress, he said Delhi’s power corridors have now been cleansed of middlemen and brokers. “For the last 60 years, there were several power circles in the power corridors in Delhi. Now middlemen and brokers have no place in the power corridors… Obviously, some people are rattled and they are shouting. Their problem is that while achche din came for everyone, they are facing bure din,” he said.

While he listed his government’s initiatives like the Jan Dhan Yojana, direct cash transfer of subsidy on gas cylinders, Swachh Bharat, ‘Skill India’, creation of jobs for the youth, introduction of neem-coated urea to check its diversion, pension, insurance and other social security schemes for the poor, Modi was silent on big-ticket projects like Make in India, bullet trains, smart cities and economic reform initiatives like relaxation in land acquisition norms and enhanced FDI in insurance. There was no mention of recovering black money either.

Modi counted Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Mahatma Gandhi and Ram Manohar Lohia as the three leaders who influenced and gave direction to India’s political thought in the last century.

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    karunakar mohanty
    Feb 17, 2016 at 11:36 am
    Pm modisarkar ji hum rajasthan honda2f ociates hu.plz help 4000 ociates life
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      karunakar mohanty
      Feb 17, 2016 at 11:43 am
      Police hamara sath tha likine manegment se ricibat leka hamara satha bori halat karahe or hamara upar lathi charge karahe plz madat karia humne ligeal se union karna caheta tha
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        Abhijit Bhattacharya
        May 26, 2015 at 12:16 am
        It is only about I, Me, Myself and my designer clothes.
        1. I
          May 26, 2015 at 8:19 am
          The real response from villager"if I have full stomach ,I will need toilet."I need food,water to survive.The social scheme will beneficial if I principle requirement is food ,job and care of my childern.""
          1. A
            May 26, 2015 at 4:43 am
            Modi is a liar. Hema is keep of Dharam has no morale. BJP has done nothing SHAME on people who voted for this crook who looted Gujrat and killed innocent Muslims. Arjun
            1. K
              May 26, 2015 at 5:36 am
              Modi has become the PM, but look at all the top IAS, IPS, IFS and all those officers, they were Congress Stooges and continue to function that way. Unless they are fired en-me and new rules are put into place, there could be no end to Congress crooks finding their way into the money pot. The poor have to do their part by producing fewer babies, India should only allow people with maximum two children to vote, the rest of the people should loose the right to vote. Poor people make poor choices and cause all kinds of social problems to those striving to make it by their responsible actions.
              1. A
                May 26, 2015 at 9:41 am
                Don't tell us what Congress did, WE KNOW and that is why you were crowned, otherwise YOU KNOW your own worth. You will dilute Land Bill that means BOore Deen for Farmers, you will allow MNCs in Multi B Retail that means boore deen for sho keepers, you will allow MNC trawlers to fish in INdian waters that means BOORE Deen for Fisheman folks, you will allow Mining in Jungles , that mean Boore Deen for Tribals, you are going to change labour laws that means Boore Deen for Mazdoors, above all you have let lose Saadhus and saadhvis in the Indian streets AND if you are so straight HOW MANY INDUSTRIALISTS or Ministers or Babus have been pushed behind bars who had LOOTED India?. At lest thay have kept India with Indians, you are selling the w INIDIA bhaarat maata to FDIs and calling your self saviour?. And what about CRORES of Forex received by Sangh PArivar?. Why is your Home minister haveing closed DOOR meeting withh RSS? is it above PMO?. Why is your govt. silent when EU diplomats have closed door meetings withh RSS?. What is RSS selling to your govt. and EU in exchange for steady flows of Pounds and Dollars?.
                1. B
                  May 25, 2015 at 10:32 pm
                  A good website on India/Hindu culture, www dot hinduwisdom dot info
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