Taming corruption has been top priority for the Modi government and it can claim success with no scandal breaking out in its first year in office. In an exclusive interview to Diwakar, BJP president Amit Shah spoke at length about the government’s determination to stay the course on governance by not letting Hindutva hotheads derail the governance agenda. He said a swifter decision-making process and genuine federalism has restored the stature of the Prime Minister’s Office. Excerpts from the interview:
How would you assess the first year of the Modi government?
It depends on who is doing the assessment. If we are to assess on a neutral basis then it’s very difficult to achieve what’s been done by this government in one year. This has been done when it got an economy in tatters, development projects were embroiled in legal issues, there was despair among the masses, the bureaucracy had lost faith in government and the country’s image had dipped globally. In circumstances such as these, what this government has done is a huge amount of work.
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