Budget Session a winner for treasury benches: PM Narendra Modi

Apr 12, 2017, 03:24
Budget Session a winner for treasury benches: PM Narendra Modi

In a tweet after a meeting of NDA leaders in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Modi said, the work on the NDA's expansion will continue.

The prime minister, however, set goalposts for coalition parties that are spread from Kerala to Nagaland, for building an India that youth aspire for.

"Despite having the big-brother status in the NDA, we have cared for our allies".

This will be the second such meeting after the Bharatiya Janata Party was voted to power in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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"Modi has emerged as the poor's messiah", he claimed.

Addressing the media, Financial Minister Arun Jaitley said the NDA meeting endorsed the government's policies, especially its "pro-poor policy".

In the meeting review on Centre government's policies for past 3 years was made. He said, the government led by Mr Modi has worked towards the growth of the country's economy in hard times and also strengthening the federal structure of the country.

Mr. Thackeray on Monday joined the dinner hosted by Mr. Shah for the members of ruling NDA, following which he held a brief meeting with him in which both leaders are said to have discussed the upcoming presidential election.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, whose party shares an uneasy relationship with the BJP, was present.A notable absentee was Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

"Had it been honest, it would have stepped down from the State and Central governments without delay", said Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil. He said, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA partners talked about the sustainability of the government in coming years.

"The NDA leaders chose to work together to succeed in 2019 Lok Sabha elections under Modi's leadership", said a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who attended the meeting at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi's diplomatic enclave. The meeting began with the inaugural address by BJP President Amit Shah.

Even when Modi was the chief minister and led the BJP to victories in three state elections (2002, 2007 and 2012), the highest number of seats that the BJP was able to get was 129 seats.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thakrey and Akali Dal's Prakash Singh Badal represented their parties.

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