Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said the NDA government at the Centre was a “visible” and pro-active one unlike the previous regime. He affirmed that its one year rule has brought the country out of policy paralysis, ended corruption and trust deficit and restored the dignity of Prime Minister’s Office.
“This is a visible government unlike the previous regime which would not be seen anywhere. We have also restored the dignity of the Prime Minister’s office. This government has come out of policy paralysis. The trust deficit is now over and the world is acknowledging India’s progress,” he said.
Listing out a host of initiatives taken last year, he said the Modi government has strengthened the federal structure, improved India’s position abroad and is committed to bring back the black money.
“We had pledged to eliminate corruption and we have provided a corruption-free regime. Our opponents are not able to make any allegation on corruption. I feel this is a big achievement of this government,” he said addressing a press conference.
Attacking the Congress, he dared its leaders to present their “zero-loss theory” on allocation of coal and spectrum auctions again before the public, alleging that “UPA has mastered the art of presenting a lie as truth”.
Mr. Shah also said that whenever there is a Congress government, the country’s growth rate has fallen, but it has risen when BJP comes to power.
“What has Congress done to stop black money in 60 years of its rule since independence,” he questioned and asserted that the BJP is committed to taking legal steps to bring back black money.
“No one will be spared and that is why a new law for unaccounted money stashed abroad has been brought by this government. I can assure you that no money will go out of this country henceforth,” he said.
He also attacked those who wanted names of unaccounted money in foreign banks to be disclosed and termed them as “counsel” for those who generate black money as disclosing names was in violation of international treaties.
Lauding the government’s performance on the economic front, he said after one year in power, the growth rate has improved to 5.7 per cent.
“When Congress comes to power, growth decreases, when BJP comes to power, it increases,” he said citing details of growth rate during previous NDA, UPA and the present government.
He claimed the fiscal deficit was under control, trade has grown, foreign exchange reserves were at their highest in 10 years and prices have been brought under control.
Mr. Shah also talked of reduced corruption through direct transfer of subsidies and said the opening of MUDRA Bank will help facilitate loans for small businesses.