Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said the Centre is extensively using advanced technology in its governance efforts and it that has saved almost Rs 50,000 crore so far with the help of this effort besides preventing corruption in the country. Prasad was explaining the work being doen by the Centre in two-and-a-half-year stint at News18 India Chaupal. Prasad said that India is ready to “wake up” and grow, the need is for teh governemnt to encourage this approach and that was exactly what was being done by the ruling party under PM Narendra Modi. Through this special effort, “PM is changing the politics of India,” Prasad added. He added that the party is running an honest government with the sole aim to empower India on financial, social and political front.
Elated over the grand victory of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Prasad said the politics of India is changing heavily with people now wanting development and growth and he aid that teh BJP is ‘committed for this’. He said that Uttar Pradesh is mini India and he is happy that the voters there showed confidence in BJP. “Our party does not have nepotism and the people of UP realised it,” said the minister. Quoting “acche din” (Prosperous days) slogan of the party, he said when people show their love, they help to bring ‘acche din’. He further said that besides all the other issues, the BJP is looking at empowering women of India and ensure they live with dignity.
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Asked about the alliance of Samajwadi Party (SP) with Congress, he said that the parties cannot saty together for more than an year.
The BJP has won a massive mandate of 325 seats in Uttar Pradesh, which is considered as a most crucial state. Besides, the party also formed governments in Goa and Manipur – Trivendra Singh Rawat is set to take oath as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, the date of swearing-in ceremony of UP CM has been finalised on March 19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP however, are yet to handpick the person for the job.