In a scathing attack on opposition parties, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that in the political agenda for the debate in the last year of NDA government will be Prime Minister Narendra “Modi versus an anarchist combination”.
In a blog published on his Facebook account on the fourth anniversary of the BJP-led government, Jaitley said Modi has given 'scam-free' government and the 5th year will focus on consolidation of its policies and programmes.
Attacking the previous Congress regime, Jaitley said the ten years of the UPA rule had unquestionably witnessed the most corrupt government since Independence and Modi has created transparent systems through legislative and institutional changes which have given this country a scam-free governance.
Unlike the UPA, the Prime Minister is the natural leader of both his party and the nation, the minister who is recuperating after a kidney transplant said.
"We have witnessed a journey from indecisiveness to clarity and decisiveness. India has transformed from being a part of the “fragile five” to the “bright spot” on the global economic scene. A regime of policy paralysis has been transformed into one of decisions and actions," he said in a blog titled "My Reflections on the NDA Government after Completion of Four Years in Power."
Jaitley said that as the priorities of the NDA government are clear as it enters its fifth year.
Referring to the opposition unity, the Union Minister said, "The last few days have witnessed a discussion about a “fictional alternative”. A group of disparate political parties are promising to come together. Some of their leaders are temperamental, the others occasionally change ideological positions. With many of them, such as TMC, DMK, TDP, BSP and the JD(S), the BJP has had an opportunity to share power."
He said that these parties frequently change political positions and have even supported the BJP in the past claiming that it is in larger national interest and then turned turtle and oppose it in the name of secularism.
"These are ideologically flexible political groups. Stable politics is far from their political track record. Some amongst this disparate group have an extremely dubious track record of governance. Some leaders are maverick and others include those who are either convicted or charged with serious allegations of corruption," he said.