Shah, during a press conference, also listed the achievements of the NDA government on its fourth anniversary. He said that with the 2016 surgical strikes conducted across the LoC, the government exhibited its political willingness to take on the country’s adversaries.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ended politics of appeasement, dynasty and casteism, and ushered politics of development,” Shah said.
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.
He also said that several measures such as the constitution of a SIT to curb black money were taken by the government. The black money issue was one of the main poll planks of the BJP during the 2014 election campaign.
“Modi dispensation is sensitive and committed towards the development of villages,” Shah said, noting that while focusing on the rural areas, due emphasis was also given to urban areas.
The pro-reform Modi government has been credited with a host of reforms aimed at attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), improving the ease of doing business, turning the country into a manufacturing hub, create more jobs and achieve a faster economic growth.
His first four years in office were marked by landmark tax reforms in the form of GST rollout, a demonetisation exercise aimed at bringing out unaccounted wealth, introduction of the bankruptcy code to address loan defaults in the banking sector and government subsidy reforms to plug leakage, besides various flagship schemes such as rural electrification, housing for all, digitisation.
Though the government faced a lot of criticism for creating an artificial cash crunch in the economy that hurt demand and slowed down a recovery and dealt a big blow to small-scale businesses and for failing to create jobs at the desired pace, among others.