The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today asserted that the "Bure Din" (bad days) of the UPA Government are over. Addressing a public meeting in scorching heat at Deendayal Dham near Mathura, the Prime Minister said that the era of a fresh corruption scandal every day, and Government being run by remote control, has ended.
The Prime Minister thanked the people of India for putting an end to the bure din, through their decisive mandate one year ago. He asked the large gathering what would have happened if the UPA Government had continued for one more year. He said instead of that, people today no longer heard of incidents of corruption, nepotism and remote control. Giving the example of successful coal block auctions which netted Rs. 3 lakh crore, the Prime Minister said that he was working as "Pradhan Santri" and would not let anyone loot Government money through illicit means. He said there were hundreds of "power circles" and multiple power centres in Delhi, which had now been destroyed, thanks to the clear mandate given to the NDA Government.
The Prime Minister highlighted the various welfare measures and steps taken by the Government for the common man, the poor and the farmer. He spoke about how the 15 crore bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana would eliminate middlemen, and how benefits such as LPG subsidy were being transferred directly to bank accounts.
He explained initiatives such as soil health cards, and revival of fertilizer plants, to help farmers.
The Prime Minister also spoke of measures to ease the life of the common man, including self attestation of documents, and scrapping of about 1300 outdated laws.
He explained how steps such as the launch of the Mudra Bank, and the social security teams such as Atal Pension Yojana, would transform the lives of the poor.
The Prime Minister said the whole world was looking at India with fresh hope, and foreign investment had increased eight times over the last year.
The Prime Minister visited the home of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay and paid homage to him.