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Congress scrambling to unearth corruption charges against Centre: Jaitley

Updated: Jul 17, 2016 22:53 IST

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the two years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government was successful in weeding out corruption and ridding the nation of policy paralysis which was rampant under the Congress regime.

"Under the leadership of Narendra Modi the word corruption has been eradicated from Indian politics. Now Congress is scrambling to unearth corruption charges against us," Jaitley said while addressing the 'Vikas Parv' rally held in the national capital, which is aimed at highlighting the achievements of the NDA Government.

He said that in the first two years of Prime Minister Modi's Government the landscape of Indian economy changed dramatically with the nation emerging to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

"In the first two years of Modi Government the dynamics of Indian economy changed dramatically and it emerged to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world which is widely accepted around the world," he added.

Jaitley did not mince words when commenting about the state of governance under the Congress regime.

He stated that before the 2014 parliamentary elections, the arguments in the parliament was replete with corruption issues, so much so that the word corruption got associated with the Congress.

"Before the 2014 parliamentary elections, when the Congress was at the Centre, the political situation in India was grim. 70 to 80 percent of our speeches in the Parliament or in the Bharatiya Janata Party meetings were related to corruption. Be it spectrum scam, coal scam or the Common Wealth scam...whenever the subject of corruption was raked up, Congress leaders used to struggle and eventually the word corruption got associated with Congress," he added.

He said that world's perception of India under the Congress regime was of being incapable to formulate policies adding that it suffered policy paralysis under the regime.

"India's image in the world was that the ( Congress) government in India is incapable of formulating policies. A new name was coined in the Indian politics. The whole world used to associate policy paralysis with the Indian government... that the government has become paralysed in formulating new policies," he said.

He said that the emergence of Prime Minister Modi has been acknowledged not only in India but also Indians residing in other parts of the world.

"This has made the people proud not only here but in foreign as well who proudly say that the nation is rising and that is why they chant Modi-Modi and thousands of people gather to listen to him," he added. (ANI)

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