Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his rally in Ranchi. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised the work done by his government in the first 100 days of his second tenure and claimed that the country has never seen such rapid development, even as the India's GDP growth came down to 7-year-low of five per cent. The prime minister boasted the work done during the first 100 days of his second tenure, syaing that this was just trailer and the entire movie was yet to come.
"Before the elections, I had promised to create a strong and work-oriented government -- a government that will work at a speed that's even faster than the earlier one, a government that will strive to make all your aspirations come true. Our 100 days in governance was just a trailer, the entire movie is yet to come," Modi said while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand's Ranchi.
He claimed that the country never saw such rapid development growth before. "Development is our promise and intention too. The country has never seen such rapid pace of development before," he said, even as the GDP growth came crashing down to five per cent.
"At the same time, a massive crackdown on corruption has begun. The people who try to loot the public will be put in their place," he said in a reference to the arrest of Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s in INX Media case.
The prime minister had made similar claims during a rally in Haryana's Rohtak on Sunday. "The 130 crore people of this country were the inspiration behind whatever big decisions were taken in the past 100 days. Poor people remain the BJP's first priority, whether it is ruling at the state or central level," he had said.
However, the Opposition Congress said that there was no development in the first 100 days of the Modi government and criticised it for lack of leadership and plans to tackle the economic crisis. Modi’s nemesis and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, taking a jab, congratulated Modi on "100 days of no development".
"Congratulations to the Modi Govt on #100DaysNoVikas, the continued subversion of democracy, a firmer stranglehold on a submissive media to drown out criticism and a glaring lack of leadership, direction & plans where it’s needed the most - to turnaround our ravaged economy," Gandhi said.