Nitin Gadkari seeks to shrug off ‘Acche Din’ tag from the BJP
Mumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari sought to dissociate him and his party from the political jargon of 'Acche Din' saying it was thrust upon BJP-led Natioanl Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre without any rhyme and reason.
This terminology was first used by the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the previous regime of Congress-led UPA. Describing ‘Acche Din’ term as a burden for the party, Gadkari said it never had any tangible identity as it was just a state of mind.
'' How it got stuck to BJP government is anybody's guess but I find it as a millstone around our neck, '' he state while addressing a gathering at an event here.
Good days depend on one's belief. It was at an NRI meet in Delhi when Manmohan Singh had said that 'Acche Din Ayenge' (good days will come).
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the same thing somewhere and it has now become the burden.
- Good days never come. It denotes the state of mind and one should take it in the right perspective.
- BJP is being asked about the ‘Acche Din’ whenever inflation rises or any riot takes place.
- BJP used ‘Acche Din’ word which means development is in progress.
- If a person has a bicycle, he would want a motorcycle, once the motorcycle is bought, the next target would be a car.
Therefore, no one ever feels that good days have arrived.
Earlier, in 2015, BJP President Amit Shah had said ‘Acche Din’ could not be bought in five years.
"It will take 25 years to bring 'Achhe Din'. A five-year government can do nothing to make India the top world power,” Amit Shah had said.