New Delhi: Describing Congress and other rival parties as “anti-people and anti-democracy”, BJP on Friday hailed the Modi government, saying 2016 was the “dawn of a new era” with a number of transformative decisions in the spheres of national security, self-pride, probity and the poor’s welfare.
The political resolution passed at the party’s national executive claimed that the Modi government has created a new “history” in the direction of the poor’s welfare with its bold initiatives. Proposed by Union Home Minister and former party chief Rajnath Singh, the resolution also hit out at the opposition, saying “obstruction and obfuscation” have become their hallmark while BJP has notched up one electoral victory after another which shows popular support for demonetisation. Calling Modi’s policies “transformative”, it promised that the new year would bring more prosperity and progress.
The resolution also dwelt at length in attacking West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, who has emerged as a trenchant critics of the Centre. Attacking her government for its “failure” in safeguarding the “law-abiding majority community”, the resolution cited the Dhulagarh riots as its “most glaring example” as rioters went about torching houses and shouting slogans like ‘Pakistan zindabad’. “The behaviour of the parties led by Congress in stalling the entire session of Parliament betrays their scant respect for democratic institutions.”