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Will Narendra Modi-led govt be able to fulfil its promises, unlike the predecessors?
It is not the policy of the ruling party that matters but what matters is the implementation thereof. Now, starting with former PMs Indira Gandhi and her son, Rajiv Gandhi, we saw that the ruling Congress party won the elections on their policy of "Garibi Hatao" (Abolish Poverty) programme.
However, despite the fact that they started a number of programmes to help abolish poverty yet the implementation of these programmes was far from satisfactory as even in the words of Rajiv Gandhi, only 15 paise out of Re.1 reached the actual beneficiary while the rest was cornered by politicians and babus.

So, poverty could never be abolished during the regimes of these two former Prime Ministers of India. Then Narasimha Rao banked on economic reforms like inviting Foreign Direct Investment, abolishing public sector undertakings and ending license raj.

However, he, too could not do much in this regard. Then after a brief interlude came the turn of BJP-led Vajpayee Government which was in power from 1998 to 2004. The ruling BJP Government had promised to the electorate that it would undertake the following steps among others during its regime:

1. Building of Ram Mandir at Ramjanambhoomi site at Ayodhya;

2. Deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to the country of their origin;

3. Implementation of Uniform Civil Code;

4. Abrogation of article 370 of the Constitution conferring special status on J&K; and

5. Interlinking of rivers.

However, the Vajpayee Government could not fulfil its promises.

In 2004, Congress-led UPA Government assumed charge on the plank of Garibi Hatao and economic reforms. It did launch a series of programmes for Garibi Hatao but nothing particular reached the actual beneficiaries and there were so many scams during its second term in office in 2009 that it was dubbed the most corrupt Government.

Now, there is a BJP Government led by Narendra Modi at the Centre. It has made the same promises to the electorate which were made earlier by the Vajpayee Government. Will it be able to fulfil its promises made to the electorate and ensure implementation of its policies? Only time will tell.

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