Prime Minister Narendra Modi corrected "many historical wrongs" in the last six years, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said this morning, taking a veiled jibe at the Congress. In a series of tweets - posted to mark the first anniversary of the second term of the National Democratic Alliance government led by PM Modi - Amit Shah also thanked "crores of BJP workers", who have been the party's "door-to-door messengers" over the last six years.
"I congratulate PM Modi for a historical year that witnessed several achievements. I am confident that under your able and visionary leadership, India will continue to progress like this," the 55-year-old senior BJP leader wrote in an apparent reference to the government's decisions on scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, new citizenship law, among others.
Taking a veiled dig at the Congress, which was in power at centre for nearly six decades, he tweeted: "During the last six years, Modi ji not only corrected many historical wrongs... he also has filled up the vacuum that was created in the last six decades to create a foundation for self-reliant India. Last six years of governance have set a phenomenal example for the welfare of poor."
"I bow down to the people of the country who elected him (PM Modi) and contributed in the country's progress," he said.
Mr Shah also thanked the BJP's messengers who have been spreading information about government's achievements and public welfare schemes door-to-door. "On this historic day, I thank crores of hardworking BJP workers - our messengers- who have been going door to door for the last six years to spread a word on the party's achievements and its public welfare schemes. I thank them wholeheartedly for their immense hard work and sacrifice," the former BJP chief tweeted with the hashtag - "#1YearOfModi2" in Hindi.
Amit Shah led the ruling BJP for five years before JP Nadda, considered number three in the party, was elected as its president in January.
Last year, PM Modi had won a second term with a massive mandate. In his letter to the nation, the Prime Minister said a "golden chapter began in Indian democracy this last year".
It was after several decades that the country voted back a full-term government with a full majority, he added. Reminiscing his national election win, he said people demonstrated the "collective strength of democracy" to the world.
The government is celebrating its first anniversary of the second term at a time when India is fighting against coronavirus. PM Modi, in his letter, also referred to the humanitarian crisis triggered by the pandemic.
"In a crisis of this magnitude, it can certainly not be claimed that no one suffered any inconvenience or discomfort. Our labourers, migrant workers, artisans and craftsmen in small scale industries, hawkers and such fellow countrymen have undergone tremendous suffering. We are working in a united and determined way to alleviate their troubles," he wrote.