BJP President Amit Shah speaks to the media on the occasion of 3 years of Modi government in power. Here are the highlights of his speech:
In the last three years, the confidence of the people has increased.
PM Modi has been successful in changing the scale of the country's thought. Even the Politics of the country has changed. Nepotism, casteism and appeasement had been uprooted.
That's why our motto for the celebrations this time is: Saath hai, vishwas hai, ho raha vikaas hai.
PM Modi had said at the outset that this government would be for the poor and downtrodden... the farmers and the Dalits. This government has worked relentlessly to ensure that this has been achieved.
After years of corruption under previous governments, we finally have a government that not even the opposition can accuse of corruption.
For years our armed forces have been asking for One Rank One Pension or OROP, but their requests fell on deaf years. The Modi government has ensured that OROP is implemented.
Earlier Indian scientists used to be satisfied by launching 3 to 4 satellites. Today they set world records by launching 104 satellites. All credit to our scientists for this. The Modi government will always support scientists to the best of our ability.
When it comes to defence and national security, The Modi government has always put this as the topmost priority. India has been presented as a country now with a strong political will.
The enemy property bill was earlier a victim of vote banks and appeasement. The Modi government has done a great service by enacting it.
The GST (Goods and Services Tax) or One Nation One Tax was a dream for traders and entrepreneurs. The Modi government, with the support of all other parties ensured that the crucial bill was passed in Parliament. This is one of the most significant reforms, which makes India one unified market.
1100 laws that were irrelevant have been repealed, simplifying law and order.
India is undergoing a digital transformation, and so is the way in which Indians manage their money. More and more Indians are moving to digital transactions every day. The Modi government launched the BHIM App, which is today the world's most popular digital transaction app. It remembers Babasaheb Ambedkar.
The Modi government has given manufacturing a major boost under the Make in India programme. In the defence sector, inducting the Tejas in the Indian Air Force has bolstered Make in India.
Our government is also working day and night towards ensuring that electricity reaches the remotest corner of the country. At the same time we are pushing for renewable and green energy, as well as green technology. The entire world appreciated India's leadership at the Paris climate conference.
Our government strongly believes that everyone is equal. We have taken steps towards putting an end to VIP culture. Scrapping the red beacons from cars has been a path-breaking step.
2016-17 has been a record year for industry and production. Some of them being: Urea production, Ethenol, Gas connections, Coal production, electricity production, sea trade, railway investment, highest length of roads constructed, rural roads, most cars, most two wheelers, most software export, best ranking in ease of doing business, highest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and highest forex reserves.
Regulating the price of stents, has brought heart treatment to the reach of the poor.
The Narendra Modi government has laid a foundation for a 'New India'.
We are the fastest growing major economy in the world. Inflation is under control. The Sensex too, crossed a record 31,000 mark today. The IMF has said that India's GDP will grow at 7.2 per cent.
Through his hard work and dedication, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most popular leader since Independence.(BJP President Amit Shah addressed the media on the Modi government's three years in power)