Talking to reporters here, she also said that it would be a "good fight" in the 2019 Lok Sabha election and exuded confidence that the BJP would come back to power.
A former deputy RBI governor and chief economic adviser to the government gives an authoritative account of economic reforms during the NDA I years.
He said Prathama Bank was the number one in rural banking and was playing a crucial role in uplifting the downtrodden.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari asked Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as to why the country's defence expenditure as a percentage of India's GDP is at its lowest since 1962, as pointed out by a parliamentary panel report.
A four percent slide in popularity in such a short time is bound to worry the senior leadership of the BJP as well as Modi himself
The trajectory of GDP growth remains similar, but the Mundle committee report has magnified the divergences, effectively airbrushing the unflattering picture painted of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government
Atal Bihari Vajpayee led the Bharatiya Janata Party to power at the Centre for the first time.
Modi drew a comparison between the situation in 2013 and how things stand today and said if the pace of the UPA government's last year was maintained, it would have taken decades, centuries and generations to build as many toilets, distribute as many LPG connections among the poor and lay down as much optical fibre as his government has done.
Speaking at an interactive meeting with women Self-Help Groups, organised by the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee, he also attacked the NDA government, saying it waived loans of Rs 2.5 lakh crore of the 15 richest businessmen in the country during the past two years.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the base price of Rafale fighter aircraft negotiated by the Modi government is less than what was finalised by the UPA, he said, adding that the government has already clarified on the matter following the opposition's charges.
From Rs 980 crore in 2014-15, the expenditure has gone up to Rs 1,314 crore in 2017-18, which is a 34 percent jump
"Genuine citizens with valid documents have been excluded only to drive them out of Assam. It's a pre-planned conspiracy of the Centre and Assam government. Those whose names do not figure in the draft NRC are mostly Bengali Muslims, Bengali Hindus and Manipuris," Tripura Pradesh Congress chief Birajit Sinha told reporters here yesterday.
The Narendra Modi government is expected to have a smooth sailing when it faces the first no-confidence motion in four years in the Lok Sabha.
Shah and Kumar's bonding over breakfast as well on dinner on Thursday has sent indications that he would not walk out of the coalition and join hands with Lalu Prasad's RJD again if his party is not given the respect of "elder brother" and provided lion share of seats as used to be in the NDA during the times of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani.
Kamble praised the Mudra scheme and termed it as an important and successful programme from the point of view of financial inclusion. "Through the Mudra scheme, nearly 2.75 crore youngsters in the country belonging to SC/ST have benefitted".
He also highlighted the progress made by the country in the four years his government has been in power.
If Nitish Kumar is accorded a secondary status, it would be like asking ones best batsman to be the 12th man and reposing trust in a less competent player for opening the innings, JD(U) MLC Ashok Choudhary said.
Addressing a press conference here today, he said a flawed road to GST continues to haunt trade and business, and the adverse effect of demonetisation have been established 'beyond doubt'.
The Shiromani Akali Dal president's comments come ahead of Amit Shah's visit to Chandigarh on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Deputy CM and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said Nitish Kumar is the ruling alliance' leader in the state and the NDA will seek votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the name of the JD(U) chief and that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's works.
JD(U) national general secretaries KC Tyagi and Pavan Varma, who arrived from New Delhi, poll strategist Prashant Kishor and a few other state leaders took part in the meeting.
The BJP which began its tenure with 282 Lok Sabha seats has seen its overall tally dip to 274 seats.
At a meeting of distinguished citizens ('Prabuddh Nagarik Sammelan') organised here to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the BJP government at the centre, they dismissed opposition parties attempt to put up a united fight against the ruling NDA, by terming them a group of "tired and rejected people".
Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna and the Mudra Yojna through video conference today and the day after, a statement, issued by the BJP's media head Anil Baluni, said.
Sources in the BJP told News18 that the tagline for the fourth anniversary will be '48 months vs 48 years' where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be pitching the achievements of the ruling party in the last 48 months as against ‘48-year rule by the Gandhi family’.