New Delhi: Union Minister for Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar defended the government on the issue of rising onion prices on Monday and claimed that the BJP never coined slogans like "Acche Din Aayenge (good days will come)".
"The BJP never said that 'Acche Din Aayenge'. During last Lok Sabha elections slogans like 'Acche Din Aayenge' and 'Rahul Nani ke Ghar Jayenge' (Rahul will go to his maternal grandma's house) were was coined on the social media. People put these slogans in BJP's mouth. However, we humbly accepted people's feelings expressed through such slogans," Tomar told reporters.
Attacking the Congress, the minister said, "Those who are saying that the country's good days will never come are being advised that if they sport spectacles of positivity, they will feel that good days are coming".
"However, people have already decided that Congress will never get to see good days. Therefore, Rahul and Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's good days will not come," he said.
Defending the BJP-led government on the issue of rising prices, he said, "During UPA rule, inflation was 10% but our government brought it down to five per cent. However, it is a fact that onion prices have increased, but the Centre has taken note of it and is trying to import onions. It will ensure that prices will come down," he said.
Targeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal President Laloo Prasad Yadav, Tomar said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar. Both Nitish and Lalu never expected it and therefore, both are worried about it".