New Delhi, Feb 6 : Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Thursday said that his government had a purpose in moving at a fast pace because if they had followed in the footsteps of Congress, the 134-year-old Ayodhya title dispute would have remained a contentious issue.
"Agar hum aap hi ki tarah chalte, toh Ram janmbhoomi abhi bhi vivadit sthal rahta (Ram Janmabhoomi would have remained a disputed site even today, had we worked in the same manner as you did)." Further, India wouldn't have to still wait for a law against enemy property, if his government had worked in the same manner as the Congress did when it was in power, he hit out at the Opposition. "After 70 years of Independence, the country is not ready to slow down the pace of growth.
There should be speed and scale, at which things must be done. The country saw the pace at which we work, so they have given us another five years," he told MPs in his vote of thanks to the President's address in the Lok Sabha. Asserting that his Government did not work like Congress, but with speed, determination, solutions and decisiveness, he said, "People haven't just changed the government, they have decided to work together in a new direction. 'If the country would have run the way it has for 70 years, then Article 370 would have never been revoked.
If we followed your (Opposition Congress) direction, triple talaq would not have been removed. If the country would have followed your thinking, then the Ram temple would not have become a reality. Kartarpur corridor would not have been a reality," he said, slamming the Opposition party. Maintaining that the Northeast had become a growth engine under his government, he referred to the recently-concluded Bodo agreement, saying North-East India had waited for decades for political stability and development. "Our government does not scale NE India by political benefit.
We have brought NE India closer to Delhi. Many deals and agreements were signed but nothing was done about the Bodo issue. 'The agreement arrived upon by our government is that all groups have come together. Groups have given up arms. There is no issue untouched in the Bodo problem," he added. (UNI)