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Don't need Congress' certificate on BJP, PM Modi: Ravi Shankar Prasad

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Lashing out at the Party for its comments on the three years of the government, Union Minister defended the Centre and said a 'certificate is not required'.

"We do not need the to certify our progress. We are well aware of what we have done and the progress we have achieved. They are retaliating only because they are not in power," he told ANI.

Lauding Prime Minister Modi's efforts in building a 'New India', Prasad asserted that the country is progressing with the successful implementation of initiatives like 'Make in India' and others.

"We now have Make in India, India, Smart City Program and so many others. There has also been an increase on the foreign investment front. Additionally, our bilateral ties are also improving. Neither are we targeting anyone, nor do we need anybody's approval on the initiatives," said Prasad.

Earlier in the day, the tore into the saffron party and accused it of betraying the people of the nation on all fronts.

leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in a press conference unleashed a tirade of accusations on the Prime Minister Modi-led at the Centre and said in the past three years of its rule, the condition of the nation has degraded as the saffron outfit has miserably failed in giving good governance and fulfilling extravagant promises it made.

Mocking the grand celebrations planned by the to mark its third anniversary, vice president Rahul Gandhi slammed the merrymaking at a time when the condition of the country is only deteriorating.

Rahul tore into the Centre by taking to Twitter and posted screenshots of stories announcing 'Modi fest' to mark government's anniversary and questioned the of what it was celebrating exactly.

Hitting out at the over the deteriorating situation of the country, Rahul said, "Youth are struggling to find jobs, farmers are committing suicide & soldiers are dying at the border. What exactly is the Govt celebrating?"

Planning for a grand celebration on its third anniversary, the is all set for a humongous 15-day grand merrymaking starting from May 26 to June 15.

The will also launch a new campaign under the name 'New India' on May 25.

Stretching for over a fortnight, the celebration will begin with Prime Minister Modi addressing the nation on May 26 in Guwahati.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 17:58 IST