BJP attacks UPA regime, hails 'strong and able' Narendra Modi

Aug 09 2014, 19:34 IST
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SummaryThe 10-year UPA rule came under sharp attack in the BJP's National Council meeting...

The 10-year UPA rule came under sharp attack in the BJP's National Council meeting here today, which unveiled the new government's future plans and policy prescription in domestic and foreign affairs arena in a political resolution, which hailed the "strong and able" leadership of Narendra Modi.

Leading the charge, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the "tax terrorism" and "policy paralysis" were the buzz words during the Congress regime and the Narendra Modi government's challenge is to change that atmosphere.

"They were a liability on the economy of this country, when they were in power.They want to continue to be a liability even when they are in Opposition," Jaitley said alleging that the opponents of the government are making all efforts to discredit it.

Lauding the 75-days' functioning of the BJP government, Jaitley, who presented the political resolution of the crucial meet, said that while the BJP leadership humbly accepted the mandate "Congress is not able to digest its worst defeat".

"Their scramble for the post of Leader of Opposition, their opposition to the bills which they had presented during their tenure and disruption of Parliament shows their inability to accept the people's verdict," the resolution, which was passed without discussion due to "paucity of time," said.

Attacking it on corruption issue, the senior BJP leader accused Congress of carrying out "institutional subversion".

He said that while the UPA government persistently refused to set up an SIT to unearth the black money, this was the first step Modi government took immediately after taking over.

Jaitley also chose the occasion to hit back at the Congress its allegation that the NDA government lacked "depth and seriousness" on foreign affairs issues and hailed the Prime Minister's visit to the BRICS summit, Bhutan and Nepal as the one which marked strong international presence of India on the world map.

Crediting Modi's "very important role" in the historic mandate to the BJP, the party resolution said that it reflected people's pledge to "get rid of the 10-year-old rule of the non-performing and corruption riddled Congress-led UPA government.

The resolution assured the people that the government will keep up its good performance and will redeem the pledges given to the people in a definite time frame.

"We have many challenges on the national and international arena. The Government has started on a positive note. It is focusing on education, health, agriculture, water, irrigation, infrastructure, urbanization and

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