Thiruvananthapuram, June 4: Targeting the opposition parties for their criticism on the performance of the three-year old NDA government at the Centre, BJP Chief Amit Shah on Sunday claimed that 'achhe din' had indeed arrived for the poor people of the country.
Addressing a meeting of special invitees, Shah, who is Kerala as a part of his 'Vistar Yatra' countrywide tour ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, said that "Acche Din has come for the poor people who did not even have the basic facilities. After NDA government assumed power, the government has come out with projects which helps poor."
Elaborating on few projects Shah said that "citizens have got access to toilet facilities, LPG connection and electricity under Modi rule. Quoting of this examples may not be pleasing to people in a city like Thiruvananthapuram but it has helped the needy, who got access to these facilities for the first time."
Many people ask where is acche din, "my answer to those who ask where is the achhe din, it is there in the houses of those who have received gas, power connections, toilets and opened bank accounts under the Jan Dhan Yojana," said Shah.
He said that the "Army's surgical strikes, following the Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir last year, became possible due to the strong political decision taken by the prime minister, which was lacking during the previous regime, even though several terrorist attacks had taken place."
Meanwhile he listed out the facilities availed by Kerala by the NDA government. The 13 the financial commission under the UPA rule fixed Kerala's central tax share as Rs 33,368 crore. The 14th commission under NDA rule fixed it as Rs 98,912 crore. The Centre had sanctioned development projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore for Kerala, Shah added.
"People of Kerala are electing either the LDF or the UDF in the state. But, the rule of Communists has come to an end the world over and likewise, the Congress has also lost its mass base," he said, adding that hence, the BJP should be given a chance in the southern state.
OneIndia News (with agency inputs)