New Delhi, Aug 5: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday poked fun at the Congress saying that it should work harder in 2024 for the Prime Minister’s post as there’s no vacancy for it in 2019. The Lok Janshakti Party chief made the assertion claiming that the achievements of the Narendra Modi government in last four years have been more than those of any other regime since 1947. Also Read - Independence Day 2020: Multilayered Security, Social Distancing In Place For 74th Independence Day

“We have been constantly saying since 2-3 years that there is no vacancy in 2019. Congress and opposition, you can work hard but do that for 2024, there is no vacancy in 2019,” Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. While addressing a news conference on “pro-poor, pro-Dalits and pro-farmers”, Paswan said about how the government had set the perception on Dalits right. Also Read - Two Days Ahead of Independence Day, Narendra Modi Becomes 4th Longest-serving PM of India

“The Modi government has been in power for over four years now and if you count the achievements of this government during this tenure, it has been better than any other government since Independence.” Also Read - Ram Janmabhoomi Trust Head Tests COVID Positive, PM Modi Shared Stage With Him on August 5

He said, “There is no charge which the Prime Minister faces, he comes from a humble background. Out of 24 hours, he works for 20 hours… This government brought so many schemes for the common man and the poor like Jandhan Yojana, insurance cover for common people. Besides, India is emerging as an economic superpower.”

On being asked if LJP would be part of the NDA in 2019, he said that not being so is unthinkable.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday flagged off the “Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra” at Charbhuja temple in Rajsamund and asked the Congress to give an account of the work done by its leaders during their four generations of rule. “Instead of shooting 40 questions, you should present the report card of the last four generations of Congress, which ruled the country for many decades,” he said

Further attacking the grand-old party, the BJP chief said that the party failed to bring any major achievements during their reign. “Rajasthan was referred to as a “Beemaru” state earlier. But ever since Raje took over the reins, the state is being counted as a developed state,” he said.