Marking the first anniversary of the National Democratic Alliance government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented a report card for one year which he asserted has been free of corruption and scams, and has brought bure din (bad days) for those who have "robbed" the country in their 60 years of rule.
Attacking the previous United Progressive Alliance government, Modi said one more year to that government would have "sunk" the country and that now there were no stories of a scam involving "son-in-law or a son" of a political leader happening.
"Some people are very troubled these days. Their trouble is with the fact that achche din has come to all people but bure din for them. Those whose bure din have come, they are troubled. They are shouting. Because for 60 years, in Delhi's political corridors, only their voice was heard and the country was run as they wished...”
"I did not give the guarantee of achche din for those who looted the nation for years. We will run the country in a way that there will be more bure din for them and their troubles will increase. Your money can't be looted by anyone," the prime minister said at a public rally in Nagla Chandrabhan locality in Mathura, the birth place of BJP ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
BJP has planned nearly 200 public rallies by its main leaders across to mark the first year of the NDA government.
However, Modi, who made a very pro-farmer and pro-poor pitch during his hour-long speech, did not mention the contentious land acquisition bill, on which his government is facing tough opposition even from NDA allies.
Noting that thoughts of three leaders "shaped us in the last several years -- those of Mahatma Gandhiji, Lohiaji and Deendayalji", the prime minister said he therefore picked the "Deen Dayal Dham" to share the one year achievements of his government.
Earlier, the government was run by the remote control and every day a scam or corruption case was coming out, Modi alleged and asked people if "you have heard about any scams, any nepotism, any remote control in the last year?"
Reminding people of the "corruption scandals" during the UPA regime, Modi asked them whether those bad days have gone or not.
Claiming that his government has brought to an end the "loot" in the country, the prime minister said that he is the "pradhan santri, pradhan sevak and pradhan trustee" of the country's resources and will not allow its loot.
Attacking Congress without naming it, he said that in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, he had promised that he will not allow any panja (hand) to touch the nation's treasury. Congress's election symbol is hand.
"In Delhi, power circles dominated more than any power centre... Abhimanyu had to destroy eight power circles. There were hundreds of power circles here. With your blessings, those hundreds of circles of power have been destroyed now," he said, claiming that the NDA government has brought an end to nepotism and middleman culture.
Recalling that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi used to say that only 15 paisa of one rupee sanctioned in Delhi reach the intended villages, Modi said that the NDA government has made arrangements that 100 paisa of the money reach intended beneficiaries and are not guzzled by touts.
"We have succeeded in bringing to an end the business of loot, blackmarketing," he said as he made a contrast between the functioning NDA government and that of UPA.
Under attack from the Opposition for being pro-corporate and anti-poor, Modi sought to project the government as one, which is dedicated to the poor, farmer and deprived.
Putting the blame on previous governments for the poor plight of farmers, he listed a number of measures like Jan Sinchai, Soil Health Card and other measures taken by his government to provide succour to the farming community.