NDA government has generated confidence among people: Javadekar
The NDA government has generated confidence among people in its first 100 days in office, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedakar said Tuesday and accused the Congress of conspiring against it.
Interacting with the media here on the 100 days' performance of his ministry, Javadekar said that getting confidence back in people was very important.
He said all ministries will present their report card.
"People have confidence that the government is working. This is very important against the backdrop of policy paralysis (of the previous UPA government). The government is taking decisions," he said.
Referring to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana which aims at financial inclusion of the poor, Javadekar said all schemes launched by the Narendra Modi government were making an impact on the daily lives of people.
"Initiatives have been taken to boost infrastructure, tourism," he said.
Asked if corruption had ended as fighting graft was one of the major promises of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government, Javadekar said people were saying so.
"The processes are being made online and people do not have to go to offices. There has been speed in decision making. In the decisions that have been taken, there has been no scam," he said.
Asked if the NDA initiatives were repackaging of schemes of the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government, Javadekar said the new government was taking decisions for the welfare of people.
Asked if Prime Minister Modi will also meet the media, Javadekar evaded a direct reply and said Modi was reaching out to people through various programmes.
On price rise, Javadekar said the NDA government had not made a promise to bring down prices in 100 days as was made by the UPA in 2009, but the NDA has taken significant steps to curb inflation.
"Food stock had been brought into the market from FCI godowns... The government has a list of 100 items which is monitored daily," he said.
Javadekar accused the Congress of spreading rumours and conspiring against the government.
"Since they cannot point a finger at Modi, they are making such failed attempts," he said.
He also recounted steps of his ministry concerning the third and fourth phase of digitisation and third phase of FM radio auction and other initiatives during the last 100 days.
In another event hosted by a news channel, Javadekar said Modi gives freedom to his ministerial colleagues.
He also dismissed rumours that Modi had ticked off a minister for wearing jeans.
(Posted on 03-09-2014)