Modi govt completes one year of second term

RSTV Bureau
File photo: Narendra Modi Cabinet meeting (PTI)

File photo: Narendra Modi Cabinet (PTI)

As Modi Government 2.0 completed one year of its second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an open letter highlighted the abrogation of Article 370, settlement of the Ram Temple issue, criminalisation of Triple Talaq and the amendment to the Citizenship Act among the key achievements during his second term, asserting that his government’s decisions in the last one year were aimed at fulfilling the dream of making India a global leader.

In an open letter to the country’s citizens on the first anniversary of his second term as Prime Minister, Modi said in 2019 the people of India voted not merely for continuity but also with the dream of taking India to new heights and making it a global leader.

BJP president JP Nadda said on Saturday that the one year of the Modi government’s second term had been a year of accomplishments, and unimaginable challenges that it faced with bold and timely decisions.

JP Nadda underlined that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led from the front during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and took bold and timely decisions by involving people to combat the deadly infection.

“While many big, powerful countries found themselves helpless against COVID-19, situation is under control in India,” Nadda said at a press conference here on the first anniversary of the Modi government’s second term.

Hailing the Centre’s decision of the lockdown as timely, the BJP leader said the move helped in checking the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Citing the Citizenship Amendment (Act) scrapping of Article 370, strengthening of anti-terror laws, bank mergers among the key successes, Nadda said these bold decisions helped in strengthening the country and realising the objective of ‘one nation, one constitution’.

Nadda said the Congress worked for long to delay decision on the Ayodhya case, adding that a grand Ram temple would to be built now as the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had formed a trust to construct the temple.

He announced that the party will hold digital rallies across the country to mark the first anniversary of ‘Modi govt 2.0′.

Ministry of Home Affairs highlighted that the proactive action taken to check COVID-19 through a nationwide lockdown, abrogation of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor were some of the top achievements in the first year of the Modi government 2.0.

Empowerment of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) with extraterritorial jurisdiction and declaration of Maulana Masood Azhar, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi and Dawood Ibrahim. as terrorists after the amendment of the law were also termed as the achievements by the MHA, headed by Home Minister Amit Shah.

(With inputs from news agency)