New Delhi: With his government set to complete two years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday listed Mudra scheme, increased LPG coverage and electrification of villages as its major achievements and asked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs to take these “successes” to the people.
At BJP’s parliamentary party meeting, which was attended by the top brass of the government and the party, including its chief Amit Shah, the prime minister maintained that the commitment that the government had made to the people has been fulfilled. The issue of VVIP chopper scam, over which the BJP has targeted Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, was also taken up at its Parliamentary Party meet and the Rajya Sabha will debate it on Wednesday and the Lok Sabha on 6 May, minister of state for parliamentary affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said after the meet.
The meeting also saw Modi and veteran leader L.K. Advani paying rich tributes to Balraj Madhok, one of the founders of Bhartiya Jana Sangh, who died in New Delhi on Monday. Condoling the death of Madhok, Modi said he had spoken to him recently and his commitment to ideology and philosophy had remained as strong as ever. Advani also recalled his association with him and said he had a contribution in the rise of the party.
Briefing the media after the meeting, Rudy said, “The Prime Minister noted that the government as well as the Lok Sabha members will complete two years of their term. Mudra scheme, ongoing electrification of 18,000 villages, bringing over 3 crore families under the LPG network and distribution of cheap LED lights were cited as major successes. He asked the members to take them to people”.
The Narendra Modi government was sworn in on 26 May 2014.