3 years of NDA govt: Narendra Modi emerges as a nation builder
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was right when he said that others could not do in 70 years what Narendra Modi did in three years. This one line statement of Amit Shah is major highlighter of performance of the Modi government as it completes three years in office on May 26. This is no less an achievement that the Modi government launched 106 schemes since it came to power at the Centre three years ago.
nation builder. BJP’s strong footprint in north east also explains how Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains India’s most popular political leader.
One of the major achievements paving the way for India becoming a strong nation is that the government led by Modi ensured new integrated transportation initiative for roads, railways, waterways and civil aviation. The nation got UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) regional connectivity scheme with fares starting at about Rs2,500, which is a big achievement of the Modi government. It could be implemented because of personal interest of PM Modi.
The Modi government’s performance in defence sector has been tremendous. The army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir in what was termed as a bold step taken by the political leadership of Modi. As far as internal security is concerned, combing operations were also carried out against Maoists in Chhattisgarh, showing that the Modi government is serious about taking this menace head on.
There is hardly any doubt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “neighbourhood diplomacy” is spot on as relations of India with Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka have strengthened and the country has been able to counter China in a diplomatic way. Pakistan has also been shown its place by way of Modi-fied unconventional diplomacy.
Farming sector has witnessed tremendous action on the part of the Modi government. New crop insurance scheme and higher funding for irrigation to counter weather risks are major steps taken by the government which are giving relief to farming community in a big way.
That Modi government has set an ambitious goal to double farm incomes in real terms by 2022 is something that would do good not only to farmers but also to the people of India. One nation one market is the initiative of the Modi government which is quite beneficial to small farmers who did not have easy access to mainstream market.
Clean and renewable energy generation got a major boost in the Modi government. It is the result of the efforts of Modi that states were on board to introduce the goods and services tax (GST), the biggest tax reform since independence.
Modi’s war on black money is laudable and is being talked about world over. The government’s crack-down on black money led to a surge in 2016-17 tax receipts, number of return filers.
The Modi government will be known for major and bold reforms in functioning of the dispensation and changes in system. The merger of railway budget with Union is one of such changes. Shifting budget presentation date to 1 February from 28 February is also another such step.
The Modi government’s several social security measures to benefit the working class are major achievements of the NDA dispensation. It is the Modi government which started six months of paid maternity leave for working women, the step which was never taken by the previous governments.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched to eliminate open defecation and promote cleanliness marks the three years of the Modi government in a big way. It has become a social revolution across the country credit for which goes to personal efforts of PM Modi.
Demonetisation to introduce cashless economy is also welcome decision of the Modi government, which was hailed by people of India. Black money, corruption, terrorist took severe beating following this move. Unified Payments Interface (UPI)—a payment system that allows mobile-enabled money transfers between bank accounts was introduced by the government. Promotion of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) for a less-cash economy is also useful for the people.
PM Modi did away with the VVIP culture by abolishing red beacon—a symbol of so-called VIP culture—from all government vehicles. PM Modi took care of Muslim women by extending support to ending the practice of triple talaq. Modi’s save girl child campaign has shown massive results, with people falling in line to support education of girls.