New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday claimed that states where it is in power have made all-round economic progress despite "obstacles" and discriminatory attitude of the central government and said that it has delivered "inclusive growth" that was actually promised by Congress.
All states where BJP is in power were facing difficulties due to the "step-motherly treatment" meted out to them by the Centre, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said at a briefing here on issues that were discussed at the BJP Chief Ministers' conclave yesterday.
"The feeling that I got from the Chief Ministers was one of complete despair about the manner of functioning of the UPA government," he said.
Asked if this conclave was held to convey to the BJP Chief Ministers, most of whom are set to face Assembly elections within a year, to get battle-ready, Sinha said though this was not exactly the aim of the meeting, there would be nothing wrong in deriving this conclusion.
The conclave saw BJP Chief Ministers targeting the Centre for "complete policy paralysis, previously unheard of scandals and collapsing economy". They also highlighted their achievements in spite of these "challenges" from the Centre.
BJP appeared to be treading Congress line of "inclusive growth" as it claimed that in all party-ruled states, it is working for the welfare of weaker sections, including Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and women.
"Congress could not give inclusive growth but we have touched every segment... It is Sarvodaya (growth of all) strengthened by Antyodaya (welfare of the last man)," Sinha said.