Union Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Tomar on Monday claimed "Acche Din" (good times) was never a BJP slogan in the 2014 general elections and was attributed to it by social media users.
"It started on social media that 'Acche Din' will come and (Congress vice president) Rahul Gandhi will have to go and people attributed to it to the BJP. We accept it in all humility but it was never our slogan," he told media persons.
Tomar was asked a question if the Bharatiya Janata Party's poll slogan was still valid, in light of rising prices, especially of onions.
Tomar, who was state unit chief before becoming union minister, said those people who say 'Acche Din' have not come, should adopt a constructive approach and then they will understand the situation.
However, the minister took to Twitter to claim that the videos of his comments were being shown 'selectively.'
Videos of my comments in Indore today are being shown selectively which is not fair.â€” Narendra Singh Tomar (@nstomarminister) August 24, 2015
BJP govt. and Hon'ble PM are committed to acchhe din and are making all efforts for continuous betterment, as I said earlier.â€” Narendra Singh Tomar (@nstomarminister) August 24, 2015