New Delhi: Top BJP leaders led by the party chief Amit Shah today highlighted the "achievements" of Narendra Modi government during its two years in office, claiming they included empowerment of the poor, infrastructure growth and youth-led devlopment.
Top echelon of the government including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, besides Shah, were present as Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a presentation to highlight its performance at an interaction with senior editors from various media houses here.
The presentation also claimed that the common man has "benefited" due to "low inflation" and "stable price" regime and India has emerged as a "bright spot" in the world with high growth rate of 7.6 per cent.
In the power-point presentation on a whole range of economic and social issues, BJP claimed that the nation is "transforming" and moving ahead in all spheres.
"IMF calls India a bright spot," according to the presentation. The country has become the highest recipient of foreign direct investment and insurance sector alone has attracted Rs 9,000 crore froam abroad, it said.
Besides, Sitharaman said, the government has taken various initiatives including Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, and Deen Dyal Upadhyay Antyodaya Yojana for empowering poor.
Many other social security schemes have also been announced by the government which provide insurance at affordable premium for the poor.
As per the presentation, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) has been subscribed by 2.96 crore, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) by 9.43 crore and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) 26 lakh since its launch.