Amit Shah : Previous govts’ decisions based on ‘vote-bank’

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New Delhi, Dec 25 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday took a dig at the Congress-led UPA governments at the Centre, accusing the previous regime of taking decisions keeping “vote-bank” politics in mind, while asserting it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who put an end to that culture.

“Previous government made decisions keeping ‘vote-bank’ in mind and the definition of ‘development’ was different. The Narendra Modi government has put an end to it,” said Shah at a programme here, organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, also celebrtaed as ‘Good Governance Day’.

Citing development works carried out by the ruling dispensation in various sectors, including agriculture and defence, since it rode to power in 2014, the Home Minister said: “Narendra Modi-led government has set an example of good governance.

“This is the only government on which no allegation of corruption has been labelled so far.”

The Home Minister also highlighted various initiatives taken by the Centre to fight against corruption and black money.

“Before 2014, people had lost their faith in our democratic system. But after Modiji took over as PM he took people onboard and connected ‘Swaraj’ (self rule) to ‘Su-Raj’ (good governance).

“People understood this government has come not to run the administration but also to change the country’s path towards a better future. The outcome is that people have reposed their faith in the government,” Shah said.

The Union Home Minister was speaking at the Vigyan Bhawan here addressing bureaucrats on the occasion of Good Governance Day.

He said: “People’s expectation from good governance is that the development model should be inclusive, meaning, no person in the society should be excluded from this model.”

Recalling the former PM Vajpayee’s contribution to the country, the Home Minister said, “He had devoted his entire life to good governance. During his tenure, he made many important decisions and tried to set an example of good governance.”

He also remembered Madan Mohan Malviya on the occasion of the education reformist’s 160th birth anniversary and credited him for setting an example of modern education system in the country.


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