Modi hails end of corruption at govt’s second anniversary gala
ACHIEVEMENTS HIGHLIGHTED Says Centre, states richer by crores through transparent approach
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed “immense satisfaction” on Saturday with his government’s performance in two years, saying the NDA administration clamped down on corruption that was once eating into India’s vitals like termites.
“Corruption has stopped… not just for a year but for ever… This is just the beginning. A new dawn,” he said at a star-studded event on the lawns of Delhi’s India Gate.
Modi said the NDA’s work should be evaluated against that of previous government and cited a series of scams during the then UPA regime to draw a contrast. “It is obvious in the past 15 days that there is ‘vikaswad’ (development-ism) on the one side
and ‘virodhwad’ (obstructionism) on the other. Between the two, the people can see the truth,” he said.
He listed a series of steps that ended corruption and saved money, including plugging leakages in cooking gas subsidy, rooting out fake ration cards, and scrapping fictitious teaching posts, among others. “Leakages worth Rs 36,000 crore have stopped,” he said. >> CONTINUED ON P9 >> RELATED REPORTS, P10
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries his hand at the Khasi traditional drum during a tour of Meghalaya on Saturday morning. PIB