GUWAHATI, Nov 4 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that the yawning gap between promise and action of the Narendra Modi-led government has slowed down the growth trajectory of the country.
In a statement here today, Gogoi said the usual rhetoric of Prime Minister Modi did no good to the country. The BJP came to power at the Centre promising �acche din�, but contrary to its promise it has indulged in self-aggrandisement. As a result, the Modi government is fast losing its popularity. Even when the �honeymoon� period was not over, the BJP failed to get a clear majority in Maharashtra; in Haryana it managed to win by only a single seat and in Delhi the party faced the drubbing, while in Uttarakhand it suffered yet another defeat. In Vanarasi which is Modi�s own den, the BJP lost the local body elections.
Chief Minister Gogoi said that in spite of spending crores of tax-payers� hard-earned money in attention-grabbing advertisements in the print and electronic media, the Modi government is fast losing ground because of its failure to deliver on promises. �Promises like bringing back black money stashed abroad, crediting every account holder�s bank account with Rs 15 lakh, deporting illegal foreigners from Assam seemed to have been put on the back burner in Modi�s agenda of action. Unemployment has hit an all-time low in the country, with no initiative of the Centre in creating employment avenues and prices of essential commodities including pulses are skyrocketing,� Gogoi said.
The Chief Minister said under the NDA regime, the BJP is making tall claims that India is progressing on all fronts, but the entire north-eastern region has received very shoddy treatment. �Denial of Special Category Status to the North East, keeping the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy suspended, not releasing funds under the Ministry of DoNER for flood management in the State, are some of the instances of the Centre�s hollow promises that failed to see the light of the day,� Gogoi said, adding that even the much hyped �Act East Policy� would not augur well in the face of the changing pattern of allocation of funds for the Centrally-sponsored schemes.