Gurgaon, May 31 (IANS) Union Ministers Anant Geete and Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the biggest achievement of the Narendra Modi government has been to curb widespread corruption in the system.
Addressing a press conference here on completion of two years of the NDA government, the ministers also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a decisive and strong leader.
Unlike the previous UPA government, touts are no longer seen in the North and South Blocks in Delhi, the ministers said. "You will not find even a single such person," said Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.
Union Heavy Industry Minister Geete said: "There has been not a single corruption charge against the Modi government since it took over in May 2014. We have a Prime Minister who is always available for the people, who is strong and decisive."
Geete said the prime minister is the "pradhan sevak" (prime servant) of the people and he has directed his ministers to serve the people similarly.
The central government has announced 52 programmes which will directly benefit the poor, including schemes like the Jan Dhan Yojana, the Atal Pension Yojana, crop insurance, Start-up India, Skill India and Stand-Up India, Geete informed.
At least 22 crore 83 lakh people have opened bank accounts following the Jan Dhan Yojana, he said. About Rs 37,000 crore has been deposited in these accounts, Geete said.
Also, more than one crore people gave up the gas subsidy, which in turn has helped the government to distribute new free LPG connections to five crore poor households, said Geete.
"Moreover, by touring the world the Prime Minister sent out a message that India cannot be ignored," said Rijiju, adding "the Prime Minister has developed a rapport with the world leaders."