“Mauka museebat.. period before 2014 will be known as lost decade”: PM Modi

8 February, 2023 | Pragati Singh

Modi National

Decade prior to 2014 will be remembered as India's lost decade.

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, said on Wednesday that the decade prior to 2014 will be remembered as India’s lost decade and that the decade of 2030 will be the country’s decade, criticising the Congress for scams and controversies during the party’s leadership of the United Progressive Alliance government.

The Prime Minister claimed chances were wasted during the ten years the UPA was in power and that these were then turned into problems in response to the Lok Sabha debate on the motion of gratitude to the President’s Address.  “Mauka museebat mein,” he said .

According to PM Modi, the Indian economy suffered from 2004 to 2014, and double-digit inflation persisted for a sizable portion of that time. He claimed that terror attacks also occurred in the nation.

“When something good happens, their sadness increases. In the history of the country’s independence, 2004-2014 was full of scams. Terror attacks took place across the country in those 10 years,” he said.

In order to poke fun at Congress, the prime minister told a joke about how legislation passed by Congress were not adequately carried out.

“Two youths went hunting in the forest. They started walking for some time keeping guns in the vehicle and a tiger appeared. What did they do? They showed the licence that I have the license of a gun. They (The opposition) also showed laws in the name of ending unemployment,” he said.

PM Modi also mentioned the UPA administration’s power outages and other problems.

“When the technology period was progressing, they were stuck in 2G. Mauka Musibat Mein. In 2010, there were the Commonwealth games which was an opportunity to present Indian youth capability but again it was Mauka Musibat Mein. Coal scam came to fore. Nobody can forget the 2008 Mumbai attack. But they did not have the courage to attack terrorism because of which the terrorists’ morale was boosted,” the Prime Minister said.

“The decade before 2014 will be remembered as the lost decade. The decade of 2030 is India’s decade,” he added.

According to PM Modi, during Congress’ 10-year tenure, there was a missed chance to unleash the nation’s potential.
“There were terror attacks in every part of India from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. India’s capability is being recognised and people’s capabilities are coming to the fore. The country was capable earlier also but between 2004-2014, they lost that opportunity. This became the UPA’s identity, it converted every opportunity into trouble,” he said.

The PM mentioned the COVID outbreak and the situation between Russia and Ukraine and added that people now have hope and confidence because of how the country handled itself.

“The pandemic divided the world and destruction due to war has caused instability in several countries. There is acute inflation, unemployment, and food crisis in several countries. Which Indian would not be proud that even in such times, the nation is the world’s fith largest economy,” the Prime Minister said.

“There are new possibilities in India. Supply chain issue has shaken the entire world, India is proceeding to fulfil the dearth. India is emerging as a manufacturing hub. The world is looking at India’s prosperity as its own,” he added.

In reference to India’s G20 Presidency, PM Modi stated that there is optimism, hope, and trust for India throughout the world.

“It is a matter of pride for the country for the 140 crore Indians. But I think this too is hurting some people. None among the 140 crore citizens can be sad about it and there should be self-introspection as to who are the people who are sad about this too,” he said.

“Today all credible institutions of the world, all experts who deeply study the global effects and can also make predictions for the future, are very hopeful and excited for India. Why is this happening? Why is the entire world looking at India hopefully? The answer lies hidden in India’s stability, its global reputation, its rising capability and new possibilities arising here,” he added.