New Delhi: Rejecting the Congress' charge that the Modi government's promises remained unfulfilled, BJP on Friday claimed its 20-month tenure was a story of "promises fulfilled and results delivered" and noted that India had become the "fastest" growing country in the world amid a global slowdown.
After former Finance Minister P Chidambaram attacked the government over the issue of economy and jobs, BJP hit back saying the Manmohan Singh government had passed on a "very weak economy" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been able to lift it with his "tireless" work.
"Our government's action and its results is visible. There is a slowdown in the world but India has left China behind to become the fastest growing economy. It is a story of promises fulfilled and results delivered," BJP Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
FDI had shown an increase of 40 per cent and Foreign Institutional Investment (FII) inflows rose by 717 per cent in 2014-15 compared to the previous year, he claimed.
Giving out figures, he said manufacturing sector had grown by 6.9 per cent and capital goods by 21.8 while the corresponding figures in the UPA were minus 1.1 and minus 10 per cent respectively.
The Modi government had adopted two-pronged approach to generate jobs and its Make in India initiative has resulted in the improvement of manufacture sector, Sharma said.
Over 80 lakh people were given loans without any collateral under the MUDRA scheme to push self-employment, he claimed.
Taking Congress on after it blamed the government for the stalemate over the GST bill, he alleged the opposition was not "serious" about its passage and that Modi had reached out to its chief Sonia Gandhi and Singh but they did not respond positively.
"Congress stalled Parliament over non-issues," Sharma said.
A number of international agencies had acknowledged the growing strength of India economy, he said and cited a report that ranked the country as the most attractive destination for investment out of 110. The ranking was based on an index for baseline profitability.
India jumped to nine from 15 in the ranking of countries based on their attractiveness for FDI, which was brought out by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), he said.