It may be recalled that a query on when the Rs 15 lakh promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 election campaign would be transferred to peoples bank accounts, does not come under the definition of “information” under the RTI Act and so cannot be answered, the PMO has told the Central Information Commission.
However, the reply given by one of the government’s own senior ministers has put a question mark on the same. Senior BJP member and Union Minister for road and surface transport Nitin Gadkari’s comments on a television show has given Congress and other opposition parties to take on PM Narendra Modi. In an interview with a Marathi news channel, Nitin Gadkari has reportedly said, “We were confident that we would never come to power, so we were advised to make tall promises. Now that we are in power, the public reminds us of those promises made by us. However, these days, we just laugh and move on.”
Congress was quick to take on BJP. All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi also tweeted the video, stating, “You are right. Even the people now starting thinking that the government used their aspirations and faith for satisfying party needs.”