BJP victory in Assam vote against Cong’s obstructionism: Rathore

The victory of BJP-led coalition in Assam indicates that “obstructionist” politics does not succeed, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said today while debunking Congress’ charge that the Modi government has not achieved much.
Referring to the Congress’ loss in the assembly polls in Assam and other states, Rathore said it is because the youths are not appreciating its “obstructionist” role in Parliament and outside. The youths feel that such an approach can take away the window of opportunity from India to turn into a developed nation, he told . “In crop insurance, we reduced the premium and removed the cap. But we did not work (according to opposition). For last 10 years, not a single weapon for the army was imported and whenever any attempt to import was made, Agusta scam happened there.
“We placed an order of around Rs 1 lakh crore out of which 60 to 70 per cent are going to be made in India. But we did nothing. And what did they do?” Rathore said hitting out at the Congress. He claimed the change was visible in decision making, policy making and policy implementation in the last two years.
“These are happening for schemes for women, youths, infrastructure, marginalised sections, in governance, in overall economy. Through Direct Benefit Transfer, we saved crores of rupees of money by detecting fake accounts. This was public money. It’s (money) not simply going to the treasury. It’s going to the right people,” the minister said. Replying to a question about what is the takeaway from the results in Assam elections, Rathore said,”People of north east have also seen the obstructionism of Parliament and therefore they see hope in NDA and the leadership of the Prime Minister.”

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