Failed UPA government ready to be dismissed: Modi
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today said taht after its 'all-round' failure, the Congress-led UPA government at the centre was ready to be consigned to 'history' as it had failed in all fields, including economics, agriculture, employment, industry and tourism development.
Speaking at a public meeting in the city close to the IT hub of Electronic city, Mr Modi questioned the wisdom of the union government spending so much money on Aadhar scheme, which was worked out without planning.
"Aadhar scheme, I always had doubts. I even sought to meet the UIDAI Chief Nandan Nilekani when the scheme was launched. But the government gave no explanation nor allayed my doubts," he said.
Incidentally, the Infosys co-founder-turned politician is the Congress candidate from high profile Bangalore South segment.
Mr Modi wondered whether so much of funds spent on Aadhar was worth it and whether it was not really another 'jhoot' programme of the Congress.
The BJP leader expressed grave concern over the Indian economy taking a 'nose dive' during the UPA government and the rupee reaching the lowest ebb.
"You can see Congress-led UPA government taking credit for wrong things and what it achieved has been only corruption at the cost of the poor people. It has left the youth in the lurch, failed toprovide them with skills training, nor given them any meaningful jobs," he said saying the job schemes like MGNREGS has remained schemes that only filled up the pockets of Congress leaders and their cronies. MORE UNI RS-BSP MSP VV SB AN2121 NNNN
Earlier, speaking at a well attended rally in Mysore, Mr
Modi regretted how the UPA government had wasted the vast potential India had as a global tourist destination with a potential of USD 3 billion.
Speaking at a public meeting ahead of the April 17 election in the state, Mr Modi said among other failures, the UPA had failed to utilise the tourist potential of the country would can provide jobs to the poorest of the poor from sellers of chai (tea) to handicrafts, dosa and idlis.
"India remains a mastery among the global population due to its diversity. But have we done enough to help it grow as the industry helps the poorest of the poor society of the Indian public in cities, towns and villages of historic importance," he said.
Urging the voters from the segment, that comes under Mysore and coffee district of Kodagu to vote for BJP candidate Pratap Simha, Mr Modi said Mysore will remain a major tourist destination in the world and BJP will work for it.
Mr Modi took a dig at the UPA government at the centre which has become burden to the country since last decade and it was right time to thrown them out in the elections.
During the last two Lok Sabha elections the Congress made number of promises to the people to getting vote in their favour, however, nothing had done but involved in the number of corruption charges including the PMO.
"You have given 60 years for Congress to fail in its rule of the country, now I request you to give me and the BJP 60 months. We will present to you a different India. A country that is free of corruption and where poor people get their due," he said.
Appreciating the Mysore city contribution in the country's election process, with the city-based Mysore Paints and Varnishes supplying the indelible ink for election across India, he said the time also had come for the people of the historic city to chart the future of the country.
Mr Modi, who earlier addressed a meeting at Kasargod in Kerala in the morning, had a whirlwind tour of Karnataka addressing rallies Koppal, Bagalkot, Mysore and Bangalore.
(Posted on 09-04-2014)