Three years of Narendra Modi government updates: PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed three years in office on Friday and the Prime Minister celebrated the occasion by gifting India its longest bridge. PM Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam before addressing a rally at the Khanapara Veterinary ground in Guwahati. PM highlighted the achievements of his government and may cite examples of welfare schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojna, Start up. BJP chief Amit Shah also addressed media later in the day. Meanwhile, Congress held a series of press conferences throughout the day to continue its attack on the Modi government. It had alleged that distraction, propaganda, falsification of facts, intolerance and insulting political opponents and questioning the wisdom of intellectuals has been the hallmark of the BJP-led NDA government.
Here are the updates:
7.00 pm: “Our countrymen have walked with us, they strengthened our fight confidence, (Ye desh, deshwaasi har kadam par humare saath chalein hain, kade se kade faisle humne liye, deshwasiyon ne vishwas ko aur mazboot banaya,)” PM Modi said.
6.52 pm: Ye desh, deshwaasi har kadam par humare saath chalein hain, kade se kade faisle humne liye, deshwasiyon ne vishwas ko aur mazboot banaya: PM
6.48 pm: Watch Live | PM Modi attends celebrations of 3 years of NDA Govt and 1 year of Assam Govt in Guwahati, Assam
6.45 pm: “Ready to pay any price for the sake of well being of 1.25 crore countrymen,” Modi said.
6.43 pm: “When I came to power in 2014, government officials use to reach office late, it made news when officials started comming on time,” Modi said.
6.37 pm: Modi narrates a poetry for country: “Tan Samarpit, Man samarpit, or ye Jeevan Samarpit, Sochta hu Maa Tujhe or kya du (This body is dedicated for you, this soul is dedicated for you, I think what can I do more for you my mother).”
6.32 pm: “People became a part of administration in these three years, peole came forward and LPG subsidy themselves,” Modi said
6.30 pm: “When I came to power three years ago, is spoke about cleanliness, I spoke about toilets, people were stunned. They said what kind of PM is this,” Modi said.
6.24 pm: “I want to thank people of this country by bottom of my heart, people gave me mandate and showed confidence in me,” PM Narendra Modi says on three years of his government.
5.30 pm: Amit Shah, in a conversation with news agency PTI, has said that BS Yeddyurappa will be party’s cm face in Karnataka.
5.06 pm: On the ocassion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched SAMPADA scheme. “There are immense possibilities for agro product valuation and the Rs 6,000 crore SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing) will go a long way in developing food processing industry and creating employment opportunities for the youth,” he said.
4:50 pm: Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has said it would be petty to deny the achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his three year’s at the helm but Jammu and Kashmir remains a “dark blot”. “PM Modi has many achievements to boast of after 3 years and it would be petty to deny them but J&K remains a dark blot that’s getting darker,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
4:45 pm: All India Mahila Congress chief Shobha Oza has slammed the three-year rule of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, saying it was a reign of ‘broken promises’ and ‘shattered dreams. She accused the Centre of spending Rs 2000 crore to celebrate its third anniversary to cover up “hollow” promises.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2017
4:27 pm: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet colleagues on completion of three years in office. “I can tell that maximum people admit that the country is secure under the leadership of Modi,” the Jharkhand chief minister said.
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4:24 pm: Compared to the previous UPA government which was “steeped in corruption”, the NDA dispensation has delivered graft-free governance, which is its “most outstanding” achievement, the BJP today said.
4:22 pm: On political front, Shah said, “We have succeeded in bringing multifold change in the national politics. The UP elections have underlined it. We have virtually finished casteism, family rule and appeasement,” he said.
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4:18 pm: Asked if he saw the Congress or the regional parties as the bigger threat in 2019, he said, “Elections are still two years away and any (opposition) party can be a threat in the next elections. But I am sure we will substantially increase our numbers.”
4:15 pm: Amit Shah said today his party will notch up a bigger victory in the next Lok Sabha polls than the 2014 elections, asserting that India will emerge as a “great nation” in various fields under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
4:10 pm: Shah told PTI during an interaction that India’s self-confidence, pride and scale of ambition have grown manifold in three years and attacked opposition parties for their promotion of casteism, family rule and appeasement.
4:07 pm: Modi government has tactfully tackled the Naxalite issue, Shah says adding it will continue its fight against Maoist problem.
4:05 pm: We support Major Nitin Gogoi’s act, says Shah.
4:02 pm: Modi government has managed to contain inflation and India is world’s fastest growing economy, says Shah.
3:59 pm: If Rajinikanth wishes to enter politics, he is welcome; I’m using the word politics, not ‘BJP’, decision is up to him, says Amit Shah.
3:58 pm: I assure people of India that BJP’s Narendra Modi Govt is monitoring Kashmir situation very seriously, will be in control soon, says Shah.
3:53 pm: BJP government has fulfilled promise of One Rank One Pension. The government has disbursed 8,000 crore to the veterans, says Amit Shah.
3:51 pm: BJP President says we have established ourselves as Global leader by establishing 104 satellites in the sky.
3:49 pm: In the three years of BJP-led NDA rule, there are several milestones in different sectors, says Amit Shah
3:47 pm: In 2016-17, the most number of cars, two-wheelers and roads were built:
3:45 pm: More than 13,000 villages have been electrified, says Amit Shah.
3:40 pm: Indian Army displayed their valour by surgical strikes, and PM Narendra Modi showed political will, says Amit Shah.
3:35 pm: Certain things that could not be achieved in the 70 years of independence, have been attained in these 3 years, says BJP President Amit Shah.
3:12 pm: Urban Development and Housing Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will review progress of new urban missions launched during the last three years in Chhattisgarh, in a high level meeting in Raipur on Friday.
3:10 pm: Nath claimed that only 1.35 lakh jobs were created in 2015 and by 2028, the country needs 34 crore jobs. “How will jobs be created, by slogans?,” he asked, adding that the prime minister promised 2 crore jobs “but what is the outcome?”. He said the employment is at a 15 year low and alleged that BJP is spending Rs 2000 crore on “Modi Fest”.
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3:05 pm: “But in the last three years, aspirations have been crushed and the nation betrayed. BJP government’s ‘Modi Fest’, is it a celebration of people? Are farmers and youth celebrating? Is the Industry celebrating?,” Nath asked.
3:00 pm: Congress leader Kamal Nath said the future of this country is dark from the economic point of view and from the social point of view. The country had never been so undivided. The country is on the verge of seeing strife in the future.
2:55 pm: Nath, the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister, said the last highlight of Modi government is media management, propaganda, platitudes and acronyms and asked people to bring a change in the politics.
2:52 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one the most effective communicators and has given new direction to India’s economy, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. No doubt in the contemporary period, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most effective communicators and perhaps can be compared with other illustrious prime ministers like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi who communicated on their principle, on their ideas accepting the Parliamentary form of government and particularly to have a secular Constitution, Mukherjee said.
2:27 pm: When they fail to deliver they divide & distract. But anger and hatred will not convert into jobs or solutions, says Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
When they fail to deliver they divide & distract. But anger and hatred will not convert into jobs or solutions
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) May 26, 2017
2:25 pm: Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, in his address earlier, said that development of the northeast region was the top priority of the BJP-led NDA government. Listing out the achievements of the Modi government, Gadkari said the kind of work the BJP has done in the last three years in the northeast was “not done” even in last 10 years.
2:00 pm: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the programmes to mark the occasion will mainly be around the MODI fest and to propagate the message that the NDA Government and the BJP stand for Sabka Saath,Sabka Vikas. The third anniversary celebrations of the BJP-led NDA Government will be centered around Prime Minister Modi, with a Making of Developed India (MODI) festival.
1:35 pm: Bharatiya Janata Party supporters celebrated three years of the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal.
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1:20 pm: Meeting called by Sonia Gandhi of opposition leaders underway in Parliament. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrives for opposition meeting.
12:43 pm: Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) will stage a protest outside the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here this evening. An IYC statement said on Friday that the protest “Jawab Do, Hisab Do” (Give Answers, Be Accountable) would take place from 4.15 p.m.
Watch– PM Modi says the BJP government at the Centre is committed to work for the development for the northeast region.
— News18 (@CNNnews18) May 26, 2017
11:50 am: Congress sharpened its attack on the Narendra Modi government saying it has failed to fulfill its promises. Instead of focusing on real issues, its is busy in celebrating three year anniversary, says Congress leader Randeep Surjewala.
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11:42 am: BJP spending Rs 2000 cr on celebration, 3 years of Modi govt can be summed up as ‘Bhashan aur aashwaasan, yeh hai mera shaasan’, says Kamal Nath.
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Last 3 years have seen concrete steps that have transformed people’s lives. These graphics tell you how. https://t.co/8smEezyFds
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2017
11:40 am: In the tourism sector, the graphic says India has seen “rapid strides”. According to the graphic, the WEF’s travel and tourism ranking of India has moved from 65th position in 2014 to 40. In the field of solar power, it said India has taken a giant leap in generation.
11:37 am: The solar power installed capacity now stands at 12277 mw against 2621 mw in March 2014. Inviting the public to participate in a survey, Modi put two questions — “What do you feel about the Govt? Where have we done well & where can we do even better.”
11:35 am: Congress says the Narendra Modi government is full of slogans.
11:30 am: According to the graphic, the investments in this sector have jumped to Rs 1,43,000 crore from Rs 11,198 crore in 2013 -14. Under the title ‘Digital India for Developed India’, the graphic says that optical fibre broadband network has increased to 2,05,404 kms from 358 kms in 2013-14.
11:25 am: PM Modi posted graphics related to various sectors like agriculture, mobile banking, tele-density, women empowerment, ‘Make-in-India’, tourism, electrification, solar energy and distribution of LED bulbs. Referring to ‘Make-in-India’, the graphic said that there has been a “giant boost” to investments in electronic manufacturing.
11:20 am: Three years of Modi Government has given our nation a strong and decisive leadership with path-breaking reforms and development, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar tweeted.
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11:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said last three years have seen concrete steps that have transformed people’s lives across India. As PM Modi completes three years in the office on Friday, he has asked for suggestions and advices through a survey.
11:10 am: What do you feel about the Govt? Where have we done well & where can we do even better. Join this survey on Narenra Modi App, PM Modi tweeted this morning. The Prime Minister also shared a few infographics about the achievment of his government during the last three years.
11:05 am: Watch- Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh’s message
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) May 26, 2017
11:02 am: I congratulate PM @narendramodi , his entire team and millions of countrymen & supporters on successful #3yearsofModiGovt, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra S Rawat tweeted.
11:00 am: Last 3 yrs have seen phenomemal progress in almost every spectrum of governance- including finance, education, defense etc, says Manohar Lal Khattar.
10:55 am: Today, the NDA govt under leadership of Shri @narendramodi has completed 3 years of service to the nation, says Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar.
10:30 AM: “When we started off, there was a general sense of pessimism all over the country and people looked up at Prime Minister Modi with great deal of expectation,” said Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh.