Digital India programme was really launched by former PM Rajiv Gandhi, claims Congress

Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi, July 2: The Congress party has claimed that the Digital India programme was really launched by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and taken forward several notches by the UPA government during its 10 year rule.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told media on Wednesday: “We want to tell the BJP government that Digital India programme in India was really launched by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, who heralded in India a new IT age, IT and Telecom revolution.”

The Congress spokesperson further said: “This work was taken forward many notches by the Congress-led UPA government in 10 years.”

Surjewala said: “We are happy that the Prime Minister is taking our initiative forward, but he cannot do so only by renaming National e-Governance Plan of Congress government as Digital India.”

Earlier, the Prime Minister launched the ‘Digital India Week’ here at Indira Gandhi indoor stadium with a view to empower the people of the country through the Digital India programme.

The Prime Minister unveiled the “Digital India” logo and released policy documents related to Digital India. He also felicitated two women CSC village level entrepreneurs.

Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

(With Agency Inputs)

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