Jaipur, 27 May, 2016:My press release during “Vikas Parv”, organized on occasion of 2 years of Modi Government in Jaipur

Senior BJP leader & Union Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that two years of the Modi Government have proved to be “bad days” for middlemen and power brokers and “good days” for poor, farmers and weaker sections of the society.

During “Vikas Parv” on occasion of 2 years of Modi Government in Jaipur, Shri Naqvi said that the Congress, which was doing “Bhangda of Bhrashtachar” wearing “Ghotale Ka Ghungru” in its rule, is not able to see atmosphere of trust and development in the country in last two years. “Middlemen and power brokers” are in panic due to over-all development of the nation.

Shri Naqvi said that our priority was to establish a corruption-free and development-oriented system and we have been successful in this regard. We took strong-effective steps for empowerment of poor, weaker sections, women which have shown results on ground level.

Shri Naqvi said that the Modi Government has kicked out power brokers from “power corridors” of Delhi which has resulted into a system where each and every penny of money sent by the Government is being spent on the welfare of poor and needy. Direct benefit transfer scheme “Pahal” has been very effective in this regard. About Rs 61,822 crore has been directly deposited into bank accounts of about 31 crore people. Rs 36,500 crore have been saved due to “Pahal” as duplicity and leakage has been stopped. Earlier this money used to be looted by middlemen.

Tough measures have been taken on the issue of corruption. While crony wealth was 18 % of GDP in 2008, it is just 3 % of GDP now. Due to strong measures, indirect tax evasion of about 50,000 crore has been found.

Shri Naqvi said that during the last two years, NDA Government, through “reform and perform”, has launched various schemes to make villages, poor, farmers, weaker sections, dalits, women, youths, minorities and other needy people a part of development process. These schemes have started producing results. 
While during ten years of previous Central Government, “corruption of lakhs and crores” of rupees from land to air was a matter of discussion, in the Modi Government there has been a discussion on “connection to lakhs and crores”- LPG connection to 3.7 crore poor people, broadband connection to 50,465 villages, connection of 21,000 postal core banking branches, electricity connection to 8000 villages, road connection across the country.

Shri Naqvi said that while economy was in dilapidated condition during Congress-led UPA Government, it is not only back on track but it has been strengthened even in global economic crisis in Modi Government. Indian economy has been growing at more than 7.5 %. India attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) worth 63 billion dollars in 2015. Global institutions and leaders have praised the Indian economy.

Shri Naqvi said that after a long time, the country has seen a Prime Minister which considers the empowerment of villages, poor, farmers, weaker sections as his religion. 28 crore people have been included in financial services through “Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojna”.

Shri Naqvi said that social security cover has been provided to the common man through “Atal Pension Yojana” (25 lakh people), “Pradhanmantri Jivan Jyoti Bima Yojana” (2.96 crore people) and “Pradhanmantri Suraksha Bima Yojana” (9.43 crore people). Total 12.64 crore registrations have been done under social security schemes. Under “Mudra Yojna” loans worth Rs 1.37 lakh crore were approved till 31 March 2016. Loans have been given to more than 3.48 crore entrepreneurs out of which 79 % are women.

“India is an agriculture-based country”- giving priority to this, the Modi Government this year presented a budget that was dedicated to development of village and farmer. Schemes to double the farmers’ income in next 5 years have been started. The Centre took several steps to tackle drought situation which included Prime Minister’s meeting with Chief Ministers of drought affected states and helping them. Disaster response fund for states have been increased. While it was Rs 33,581 crores in 2010-2015, it has been increased to Rs 61,219 crores for 2015-20. Rs 80 lakhs will be given to every Gram Sabha per year for development works.

Shri Naqvi said road and rail infrastructure has been developed with a great speed in these two years. More than 6000 KM National Highways were constructed in 2015-16. It means more than 12 KM roads were constructed every day. Earlier, it was below 8 KM. Indian Railway has been laying 7 KM line every day, earlier it was below 4.3 KM every day. Under “Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna”, target has been fixed to provide electricity to 18,452 un-electrified villages by 1 May, 2018. Till date, 7874 villages have been electrified.

Shri Naqvi said that 3.7 crore LPG connections have been given to poor people in last two years. Under “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana”, free LPG connections will be given to 5 crores BPL families by 2019. Union Cabinet took record 918 decisions from 26 May 2014 to 18 May 2016 with an aim of empowerment of every section and development of the country. These include decisions related to real estate, smart cities, Amrut, employment-oriented Udan scheme for youths from Jammu and Kashmir and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh. All these decisions have been implemented at the ground level which has resulted into over-all development of the country.