As the BJP-led NDA government completed the first year of its second term on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial and party colleagues came out with its “historic achievements”, citing big decisions taken by it during the period, while acknowledging the enormity of challenge COVID-19 has posed to the country.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted that with pro-people measures and infrastructure development, Modi has not only prepared a blueprint for making a strong “new India” but also a self-reliant one for the country’s “golden future”, while party president J P Nadda declared that the period will be known for taking tough and big decisions and turning challenges into opportunities.
However, attacking the government on its first anniversary of the second term, the Congress said it was a “year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain”.
While senior Congress leader K C Venugopal alleged that the six years of the Modi dispensation have seen fraying of bonds of empathy, fraternity and brotherhood with increase in acts of communal and sectarian violence, party chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at the end of six years, it appears the government is at war with its people and is inflicting wounds on them, instead of healing them.
Marking the anniversary, the prime minister wrote a letter to the countrymen in which he listed abrogation of Article 370, settlement of the Ram Temple issue, criminalisation of Triple Talaq and the amendment to the Citizenship Act among the key achievements during his second term, and said his government’s decisions in the last year were aimed at fulfilling the dream of making India a global leader.
Asserting that the Modi government in its six years of tenure had corrected many “historic wrongs”, Shah said it has also laid the foundation of a self-reliant India, which is on the road to development.
“I heartily congratulate the country’s popular Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the successful one year of Modi 2.0. It has been full of historic achievements,” Shah tweeted.
His ministry also presented a list of achievements during the last one year, which included proactive action taken to check COVID-19 through a nationwide lockdown, opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor with Pakistan and designation of Maulana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the United Nations.
Nadda said Modi has given a new direction to the country’s democracy with his far-sighted policies, dedication and the…