December 17, 2016 8:29:59 am
Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments that “for the Congress and others, party is bigger than nation; but for us, the nation is above the party” the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Saturday said the former is saying so many things, but nothing substantial has emerged from them.
JD-U leader Ranjiv Ranjan told ANI, “The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said so much in earlier days, but on the ground level, he has done nothing to fulfil his electoral promises on the basis of which people voted for him.”
“I am sure that he doesn’t have any roadmap for the rest of his tenure. So, it can be said that the Modi government has failed miserably,” he said.
On Friday, the Prime Minister said the implementation of demonetisation was required in 1971, but had been implemented now.
Hitting out at the opposition at the BJP Parliamentary Party meet, he said, “For the Congress, party is bigger than nation; but for us, the nation is above the party.”
As the nation observed Vijay Diwas on friday, offering respect to the soldiers who laid down their lives during the 1971 India-Pakistan war that resulted in the birth of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Modi said “The opposition in 1971 did not ask for a proof of the army’s valour, but today’s opposition does.”
He criticised the opposition for demanding proof of the surgical strike carried out by the Indian armed forces that dismantled seven terror launch pads across the border on September 28-29 as retaliation to the Uri terror attack.
Stating that demonetisation is the first step to curb black money and corruption, but not the last, the Prime Minister said, “Corruption is our main target and it will not be long before normalcy returns after the 50-day period.”
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