Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh as part of his 95-day national tour, BJP president Amit Shah said that in the last 3 years, the Narendra Modi-led government has started a massive campaign against black money and corruption by targeting shell companies. The BJP national president said that the shell companies used to run wild in the country. Republic TV broadcasted the press conference, where Amit Shah informed the media that almost 90 lakh new taxpayers with PAN cards had enrolled within a year, which was the biggest number in the sector after independence. Shah also spoke about the dream of a digital India and said that the BHIM app had become world’s most popular app in matters of digital transactions.
The BJP president also reminded the nation of the time when Narendra Modi was chosen by every parliamentarian of the National Democratic Alliance to lead the government and had said that the BJP government would be a government of the poor, a government of the labourers and a government of farmers. Shah said that the government had helped the farmers by introducing them to the soil health card and had helped them to increase their production. Shah also mentioned about one of the very first schemes announced by PM Modi- the Swachch Bharat Yojana and said that 4 crore poor houses in India have been provided with toilets.
He also spoke about the UPA government and responded to the allegations made by the Congress party by saying, “What else Congress can say. Kashmir problem emerged because of Congress”. When he was asked about Kashmiri students getting involved in stone pelting, he was quoted saying by PTI, “Kashmir faced such situations several times since 1989 (since the onset of militancy in the state). It is not for the first time that such a situation had erupted and these situations were controlled. Whenever security agencies adopted a tough stand, such situations arose. I am confident that this situation will soon be controlled”.