BJP ministers, MPs to highlight government’s achievements

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) BJP ministers and parliamentarians will apprise the people of the major policy decisions and achievements of the Narendra Modi government, which is completing two years in office on May 26, a union minister said on Tuesday.

During the month-long campaign, the minister and MPs will also apprise the people about the laws and welfare measures not allowed to be passed in parliament because of obstruction by some people, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters here.

He said a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary party was held here, where it was decided to expose the Congress for its “obstructions” in the Rajya Sabha that stalled various government steps.

“People will be told about who all are those who caused this obstruction,” he said after the meeting, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present.

The government has so far failed to get passed the Goods and Sales Tax (GST) bill in the Rajya Sabha, where the opposition holds the numerical advantage.

At the meeting, the prime minister spoke about the two years of the National Democratic Alliance government and said all ministers will travel to 200 main nerve centres across the country and inform people about its good works and achievements.

Modi referred to the Emergency imposed by the then Indira Gandhi government in 1975 and told party MPs that the younger generation should be apprised of the efforts to “crush democracy” on its anniversary on June 26.

“We should inform the younger generation who were the people behind Emergency,” Modi is said to have told the MPs.

Newly nominated Rajya Sabha members, including Subramanian Swamy and Navjot Sidhu were also introduced at the meeting, Rudy said.

Answering questions on controversies pertaining to Modi’s academic qualification, Rudy said, “The Congress and Aam Aadmi Party’s claims are a bundle of lies. All the facts have been put in public domain.”

“If even now they want to raise questions, it shows their intentions,” Rudy said.



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