"They (the NDA government) are destroying institutions. They are trying to change the way the RBI and the CBI function. The party that has made 'building statues' its poll agenda will itself become a statue after the coming Lok Sabha election," she told a party meeting here.
The former chief minister's lyrical criticism of the Adityanath regime's name-changing spree came on a day when it faced another "poetic" attack from its own minister, Om Prakash Rajbhar, the chief of ruling NDA constituent Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP).
"The real Diwali for the country is the day when the misrule of the NDA is put an end to," he said in his Diwali message to the people. The Chief Minister lashed out at the Centre, saying it had displayed an 'inhuman attitude' by not extending 'even a paisa' for victims of the devastating cyclone Titli that struck north coastal Andhra Pradesh last month.
"The so-called unity of the opposition is not happening, hence such distractive messages are being circulated," the Minister of State for Social Justice added.
It costs Uddhav nothing to raise the rhetoric on the Ram Mandir. But for the Modi government, the stakes are very high. People are already beginning to question why, after such a huge majority, the government could not lay a single stone for the temple in Ayodhya.
While the government think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended release of the funds to the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh, a file in this regard is pending with the Prime Minister Office (PMO) for last few months, Andhra Pradesh Planning Board vice-chairman C Kutumba Rao told PTI.
"Any mature democracy would have created a reserve for use as buffer during times of crisis. When the question of NDA government acting mature with a strategic vision arises, the answer will always be a 'no'," Mitra said at India Today regional conclave here.
Talking to reporters here on sidelines of a party meeting, he said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had decided to buy 126 Rafale aircraft and entered into an agreement.
"The budget allocated for the agriculture sector was only Rs 1,21,000 crore by the previous government for five years. Whereas our government has allocated Rs 2,11,000 crore in last four years alone," Singh said at an Assocham event.
He iterated that infrastructure development in the region has always been a priority of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
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".