Modi Govt completes four successful years in office

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 May 2018 09:22:15




AS Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance Government completes four years on Saturday, the party is set to make a big competition between its 48 months performance and six decades of Congress rule. The BJP leadership has drawn out elaborate programmes for launch of extensive campaign to highlight achievements of Modi Government. It will launch nationwide rallies to be addressed by about 15 Central Ministers. The rallies will commence on May 29 and will continue till June 5. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda, Smriti Irani have been shortlisted among others for addressing these rallies, sources said.

It was on May 26, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet was sworn in, becoming the first Prime Minister to head a party with a clear majority in decades. That performance had been seen as sterling against the background of coalition politics that come to stay in the country. The BJP, however, continued with its NDA allies in the Government, thus demonstrating its faith in collectivism.  As he took oath of office, Prime Minister Modi had also demonstrated his vision by inviting heads of governments from neighbouring countries. And as he entered Parliament as Prime Minister, he knelt at the steps, placed his head at the anvil, and then walked in -- to show his utmost respect to the highest institution of Indian democracy. Since that moment, the country has seen a surge of developmental activities, as well as aggressive politics by the BJP whose influence has grown from just a handful of States to the most parts of the country.

As the Modi Government enters the final year of its tenure, it has planned a lot of developmental initiatives in addition to political activities to prepare its rank and file for the electoral challenge next summer. Some of the most critical achievements of the Modi Government were the Jan Dhan Yojana, demonetisation, and introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Despite initial teething troubles, all the flagship initiatives have begun yielding great results, as the Government claims rightly.

Even as the Modi Government continues its assertive performance on all fronts, the Opposition is now trying to build a common front to fight the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019. While the Opposition is treating the developments in Karnataka as a test case, the BJP has taken the episode as a proof of its growing political influence since it raised its tally of 40 legislators to 104. For the BJP as well, the Karnataka developments will come as another reason to believe its growing political and electoral prowess.  On the international front, the diplomatic initiatives of the Prime Minister all over the globe are being cited as examples of his ability to become an integral part of the global leadership, offering the Third World countries a model of development and diplomacy.