BJP rule at Centre full of hyperbole: Congress

Highlighting the Modi governments flagship schemes, Shah said in last three years scores of villages were provided electricity which had been in dark since Independence.

He said the employment is at a 15 year low and alleged that BJP is spending Rs 2000 crore on "Modi Fest".

All union ministers, BJP's Members of Parliament, chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of the BJP ruled states will take part in the massive exercise to ensure that Prime Minister's message of growth and development reaches every district in the country.

Talking about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, he assured the people that the government is monitoring it very seriously.

On political front, he said, "We have succeeded in bringing multifold change in the national politics".

"There is an overall transformation in the country", he said claiming whatever was not achieved in 70 years was achieved in three years of the Modi Government.

Attacking opposition parties over the issue of demonetisation, Modi said opposition leaders tried hard to fuel anger among the common people, but it did not work as people supported the government.

Describing the Modi dispensation as a sensitive Government, Shah said rendering constitutional status to the OBC Commission gave respect to socially-backward classes and delivery on one-rank-one-pension to retired Armymen with an expenditure of Rs 8,000 crore showed that the Government was a responsive one.

He also recalled the successful "surgical strikes" conducted by the Indian Army across the Line of Control in September past year on several terror launch pads, in retaliation to the militant attack on security forces in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.

He also said the government is working towards doubling farmers' income by 2022, and for that project Rs 6,000 crore will be provided. The Act prohibits benami transactions and provides for confiscating benami properties.

Asserting that India has become the fastest growing economy in the world, he said the government has taken a slew of measures, including reforms, to contain inflation and boost GDP.

  • Joanne Flowers