Kaala Teeka : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in response to Congress Black Paper scrutinizing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s governance since 2014, likened it to a ‘Kaala Teeka’, a traditional Indian practice to ward off evil.
Kaala Teeka : New delhi 08 feb 2024 (CITY TIMES). Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in response to Congress’ Black Paper scrutinizing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s governance since 2014, likened it to a “Kaala Teeka,” a traditional Indian practice to ward off evil. He expressed gratitude to Kharge Ji for bringing attention to the country’s achievements over the past decade. PM Modi made these comments during the farewell ceremony for retiring Rajya Sabha members, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Congress’ Allegations Unveiled
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge unveiled the ‘Black Paper,’ outlining purported failures during the BJP’s tenure. Kharge emphasized issues such as unemployment and accused the government of neglecting critical matters while boasting about its achievements in Parliament.
White Paper Counters Black Paper
Interestingly, the release of the Black Paper coincides with the government’s plan to present a ‘White Paper,’ contrasting the economic performance during the BJP and Congress regimes. This move aims to showcase the nation’s progress under the BJP’s leadership and address the economic challenges inherited from the previous government.
Unveiling the Black Paper
Kharge stated that the Black Paper aimed to shed light on the BJP government’s failures, particularly in addressing unemployment and neglecting non-BJP ruled states. He criticized PM Modi for overlooking the contributions of public sector entities like HAL and BHEL, established during Jawaharlal Nehru’s tenure.
Congress’ Accusations and Concerns
Kharge accused the BJP of undermining democracy by allegedly orchestrating the downfall of Congress-led state governments. He highlighted instances where BJP allegedly manipulated political landscapes to its advantage, threatening democratic principles.
Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal confirmed plans for a discussion on the White Paper in the Lok Sabha. The government aims to provide insights into the economic challenges inherited from the Congress-led UPA government and emphasize its efforts in steering the nation towards sustainable growth.
Economic Revival: A Government’s Journey
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, during the interim budget presentation, reflected on the challenges faced by the Modi government upon assuming office in 2014. Despite inheriting a struggling economy, the government prioritized reforms, attracting investments, and fostering hope among citizens.
Sitharaman emphasized the government’s commitment to inclusive development and effective governance. The forthcoming White Paper aims to compare economic performance pre-2014 with the current scenario, providing valuable insights for future policymaking.
Toward a Brighter Future
As the budget session progresses, both the Black Paper and the impending White Paper serve as crucial documents shaping political discourse. While Congress highlights alleged failures, the government emphasizes achievements and challenges overcome. Regardless of political affiliations, the ultimate goal remains the nation’s progress and prosperity, guided by lessons from the past and a commitment to building a better future.
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