Seeking to encash Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image of a doer, BJP has chosen the slogan of ”Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai” – ”Modi makes it possible” for the upcoming general elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.
PM Modi, he added, has demonstrated during the last five years indefatigability by literally working round-the-clock, Mr Jaitley said in the ”Agenda 2019 – Part-4” blogpost.
In a Facebook post, Jaitley added that Modi has demonstrated his indefatigability by working round the clock over the past five years, achieving results that wouldn’t otherwise have been possible.
Modi has proved to be a quick learner, adapting easily to foreign policy, economic and strategic issues, Jaitley said in the Facebook post. The Prime Minister’s clarity and determination have facilitated quick decisions making even in complicated matters, he added.
“Many India observers across the world have marvelled at India’s pace of taking decisions and implementing them. The BJP, therefore, has chosen an effective slogan for the forthcoming elections “Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai” – ‘Modi makes it possible’,” the finance minister said.
The Congress, meanwhile, targeted the PM over the slogan. “The government lies and misleads the Supreme Court — Modi hai to mumkin hai. The PM and his minister hide their degrees — Modi hai to mumkin hai. Economic data is kept away from public — Modi hai to mumkin hai. There are 8 crore unemployed Indians because Modi hai to mumkin hai. Farmers are in distress because Modi hai to mumkin hai. ISI inspects our defence installations because Modi is there. The list is endless. However, this is typical RSS game. Focus the entire campaign on Modi and establish him as the alibi in the sure-shot wipeout that the BJP will face on May 23,”Pranav Jha said.
“It is both the motivation and the leadership which made the vital difference. It is precisely for this reason that India will witness an election where people will get an opportunity to endorse Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, decisiveness, integrity and performance. Indeed he makes it possible,” the finance minister said.
Among other things, Mr Jaitley also said during PM Modi’s premiership, India demonstrated through surgical strike of 2016 and air-strike of 2019 against Pakistan that it was willing to adopt unconventional methods of attacking terror at the point of its origin.
The other achievements of the government, he said, were bringing down inflation from 10.4 per cent during the UPA regime to 2.5 per cent presently, running an honest government and providing 10 per cent reservation in public employment and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in unreserved category.
The government, he said, has also provided income support to poor farmers and pension scheme for the unorganised labour in the country.
Other achievements of the government were the smoothest implementation of GST, free medical treatment to the poor under Ayushman Bharat scheme and 100 per cent electrification of all households.