Mathura: Asserting that his government has delivered the promised “achche din” (good days) to the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the promise was not for those who looted the nation.
“Achche din (good days) came for many, but for many bure din (bad days) have come… I did not guarantee achche din for those who looted the nation for years,” Modi said while launching the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) mega campaign to mark the NDA government’s one year in power.
“Are the bad days over or not?” Modi asked people. He added that during the UPA rule there were scams and corruption and cited the coal and 2G scams among others.
“The country was in a bad shape. You tell me whether the situation has changed or not? It is you who is responsible for the change, not Modi,” he said. He said that now no union minister was in the news for corruption charges, while earlier “every day there were scams, remote controls ran the government, officers were jailed, leaders were jailed and coal was stolen”.
“I have stopped power brokers from having a say. These power circles are history now, there is no place for such people.” The rally was organised in Chandrabhan village near Mathura. Modi also said that the government was dedicated to increasing urea production to 20 lakh tonnes.
“We have decided that in the next five years, rivers will be interlinked and water harvesting will be done. We will ensure that farmers get adequate water and electricity in the next five years. The amount of electricity that we have generated in one year had not been achieved in the past 30 years,” he added.
“In the past 60 years more than 3 lakh farmers have committed suicide. We do not want to do politics on it. The farmer knows how to work hard. We have decided to give a soil health card to every farmer over the next three years,” said Modi.