India fell down by 4 places, where are 'achhe din'?: NCP on World Happiness Index

| Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Bhavya and Divya Bharat' concept when, in the World Happiness Index, the country has fallen by four places, and has become the 122nd nation out of a total of 155. "There is nothing new in what the Prime Minister is saying, because every Indian dreams of a better country, a brighter country, a more successful country, so, that he can have a share of his own (in the country). But, today, we found that out of 155 countries in the world, we are at 122nd number, according to World Happiness Index. We must rise. India can't be as low as a number - 122 out of 155," NCP leader Majid Memon told ANI. "We were 118 last year and have come down by four places. Where are the 'Achhe Din' everybody wanted?" he added. Meanwhile, Memon also claimed that the reason the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh was Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), emphasising that the latter was the brain behind the former's victory. "The BJP's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh should be attributed to the ground work done by the RSS. The question now is whether newly-elected Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi also is a choice of approval of the RSS and if they are trying to promote Hindutva," he said. According to a report - World Happiness Report 2017 - released by the United Nations at an event on Monday celebrating International Day of Happiness, India ranked at 122 out of 155 countries, four notches below its previous rank of 118. (ANI)

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