'Acche Din' have arrived, says PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that his government has succeeded in ushering in 'acche din (good days)' for the country during its one year in office.
In an interview to news agency UNI, the Prime Minister also took a jibe at those who were ridiculing the achievements of the NDA regime.
"Acche din aak chuke hain. Lekin kuch log hamare kaamon ko dhumil karne mein lage hain (good days have arrived but some people are trying to belittle the work done by us," he said.
He also expressed satisfaction over the performance of his government saying 'there were neither any charges of corruption against his government nor any scandals'.
"We have given a clean, transparent and efficient government," the PM said.
Describing as 'uncalled for' some anti-minority comments made by leaders of the 'Sangh Parivaar', Modi said that he would not tolerate any discrimination or violence against any community.
"Our Constitution guarantees religious freedom to every citizen and that is not negotiable," he said.
On sharp reaction by political parties to his speeches during his overseas visits, the Prime Minister said, "The Congress was under the impression that nobody abroad knew about the scams which took place when it was in power."
"They (Congress) should be ashamed of the scams and not on their description in my speeches," he added.
Asked why he had not visited Pakistan despite his promise to improve ties with neighbouring countries, Mr Modi said his only expectation from Islamabad was that it would walk on the path of peace and non-violence. There was no other problem. ”Violence is neither in their interest nor ours. The logjam must break.”
When asked about his commitment to improve ties with Pakistan, the Prime Minister said, "My only expectation from Islamabad was that it would walk on the path of peace and non-violence. There was no other problem. Violence is neither in their interest nor ours. The logjam must break."