PM Modi addresses the NDA Leaders Meet

Published By : Admin | July 18, 2023 | 20:30 IST
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PM Modi during his address at the ‘NDA Leaders’ Meet’ recalled the role of Atal ji, Advani ji and the various other prominent leaders in shaping the NDA and providing it the necessary direction and guidance. PM Modi also acknowledged and congratulated all on the completion of 25 years since the establishment of NDA in 1998. This Silver Jubilee has played an important role in the nation-building of India, he remarked.


PM Modi said, “The coming 25 years is going to be extremely crucial as India journeys towards an Aatmanirbhar and a developed nation. We as the Government have to cater to the various dreams and aspirations of the people of India with regard to the next 25 years.” Adding further, PM Modi said, “For the same, NDA today stands for N-New India, D-Developed Nation and A-Aspiration of people and regions. He added that all the sections of people across the country had faith in the NDA and looked at it as a positive force.


Mentioning that a stable and development-oriented government was needed for India, the PM remarked, “A Government with majority promotes stability and the NDA over these years has strived to provide the same.” The Congress Party, he said, has created coalitions that have only strived to promote negativity and unstable policies. “Congress used coalitions in the 1990s to destabilise the country by forming governments and then pulling them down. On the other hand, the NDA was formed to bring stability and not to topple any government. Even while being in the opposition, the NDA always indulged in positive politics prioritizing Nation First,” said PM Modi.


“We have always believed in strengthening India’s democratic fundamentals. We have neither let foreign interests dictate terms and nor have sought their help,” he added.


Stating that the opposition today, does not allow the central schemes to function effectively in various states, PM Modi said that they fear that these schemes will uplift all even at the very grassroots level.


Coming down heavily on corruption and scams of the Opposition, PM Modi observed, “When Coalition-led Governments encourage and prioritize corruption, dynastic politics, casteism, politics of convenience it only harms the interests of India.”


Taking a jibe at the UPA government, PM Modi mentioned, “The example of the coalition government before 2014 is in front of us. Amidst all the ups and downs, that coalition government could somehow pull through its 10 years. And what did the country get? A high command even over the Prime Minister, policy paralysis, indecisiveness, creation of power-centers, mistrust and corruption. On the other hand, NDA has always believed in the Coalition of Contribution unlike the Congress-led Coalition of Compulsions. This principle has remained true despite the BJP attaining a majority on its own in both the 2014 and 2019 elections.”


Regarding the contributions by the NDA, PM Modi said that all the parties that have been a part of the alliance, have worked tirelessly to empower the poor and the downtrodden. He added that it had been the efforts of the various parties of the NDA, that today even the commonest of voices, demands and aspirations were reaching the Central Government in Delhi. “NDA has always manifested Nation-First and Nation’s Security First, Progress First and the Empowerment of People First,” said PM Modi.


“It is the perseverance of the NDA that has seen the largest number of people exit poverty, empowering them,” he added citing reports by reputed institutions indicating decline in poverty rate. “This Government has always prioritized the development of the poor, be it the buildings of houses, providing free healthcare, or the providing of bank loans. This Government has sought the development of all avoiding appeasement and enabling social justice,” said PM Modi.


Elaborating how the NDA Government changed the politics of vote bank into the politics of development, the PM cited numerous measures undertaken in the last nine years towards women-led development in the country. He said, “We are all aware of restrictive and non-participative role of women in India in the recent past. Today, women are opening bank accounts, registering houses in their name and are also availing loans leading to their true empowerment. Be it the Mudra loans or the Startups, women are now at the forefront of India’s economic progress. Women-led SHGs are the pioneers of rural development also promoting social inclusion. The NDA through its various initiatives like constructing toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or by providing free LPG cylinders has truly created a women-led development. From defence to mining, we have opened up these sectors for the women. NDA has had the honour of electing a tribal woman as the President of India,” said PM Modi.


“We possess a clear conscience, a clear policy and a clear ability to deliver”, said PM Modi adding, “Over the nine years, we have eliminated corruption and aided development through the use of technology. We have enabled the JAM Trinity in fraud prevention and accurate identification and targeting of beneficiaries through the DBT system. For us, India’s democracy is a means to enable good governance and efficient service delivery,” said PM Modi.


Expounding that the NDA recognized the true efforts of the people who have contributed towards the growth and development of India, even cutting across party-lines, PM Modi said, “It is the NDA which has awarded numerous people belonging to different parties with Bharat Ratna for their meritorious service. NDA has always recognized and appreciated the efforts of the people for this country.” The Prime Minister stated that it was the NDA government which gave Bharat Ratna to Pranab da, Padma Awards to Mulayam Singh Yadav ji, Sharad Pawar ji, Ghulam Nabi Azad ji, Tarun Gogoi ji, SC Jamir ji and Muzaffar Baig ji.
Reposing his faith in the people of the country, PM Modi mentioned that citizens were well aware of which parties were capable of forming Government and providing stable and good governance. “The people of India are a witness to the country’s development; they can see who is trying to make India and who is trying to break India. They can see that which alliances are strong and forthcoming and which alliances is greedy catering to their narrow-minded interests,” said PM Modi.


“The 2024 General Elections are not far away. The Indian people have decided to elect the NDA for the third time,” said PM Modi. Adding that various Foreign Governments like in the USA, France, the UAE and Egypt among others were inviting Indian representatives and signing major deals before the elections showcased a clear indication of the NDA’s ability to lead India. He also mentioned about the faith Indian Diaspora had on the NDA Government. “A testimony for this overwhelming support is the history and chemistry of the NDA and its sheer ability to deliver,” said PM Modi.


Concluding his speech, PM Modi said that India’s development should be our only agenda going into the elections. He said, “I assure you; I assure the countrymen that I will leave no stone unturned in my hard work and my efforts. I will stay away from bad intentions; I will not do any work with bad intentions. Every particle of my body, every moment of my time, is dedicated to serve the country.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Kerala,Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra
February 26, 2024
PM to visit Vikram Sarabhai Space centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, and inaugurate three important space infrastructure projects worth about Rs 1800 crore
Projects include ‘PSLV Integration Facility’ at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota; ‘Semi-cryogenics Integrated Engine and stage Test facility’ at ISRO Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri; and ‘Trisonic Wind Tunnel’ at VSSC
PM to also review progress of Ganganyaan
PM to inaugurate, dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 17,300 crore in Tamil Nadu
In a step to establish a transshipment hub for the east coast of the country, PM to lay the foundation stone of Outer Harbor Container Terminal at V.O.Chidambaranar Port
PM to launch India's first indigenous green hydrogen fuel cell inland waterway vessel
PM to address thousands of MSME entrepreneurs working in Automotive sector in Madurai
PM to inaugurate and dedicate to nation multiple infrastructure projects related to rail, road and irrigation worth more than Rs 4900 crore in Maharashtra
PM to release 16th instalment amount of about Rs 21,000 crore under PM-KISAN; and 2nd and 3rd instalments of about Rs 3800 crore under ‘Namo Shetkari MahaSanman Nidhi’
PM to disburse Rs 825 crore of Revolving Fund to 5.5 lakh women SHGs across Maharashtra
PM to initiate the distribution of one crore Ayushman cards across Maharashtra
PM to launch the Modi Awaas Gharkul Yojana

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra on 27-28 February, 2024.

On 27th February, at around 10:45 AM, Prime Minister will visit Vikram Sarabhai Space centre (VSSC) at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. At around 5:15 PM, Prime Minister will participate in the programme ‘Creating the Future – Digital Mobility for Automotive MSME Entrepreneurs’ in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

On 28th February, at around 9:45 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate, and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth about Rs 17,300 crore at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. At around 4:30 PM, Prime Minister will participate in a public programme in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, and inaugurate and dedicate to nation multiple development projects worth more than Rs 4900 crore at Yavatmal, Maharashtra. He will also release benefits under PM KISAN and other schemes during the programme.

PM in Kerala

Prime Minister’s vision to reform the country’s space sector to realise its full potential, and his commitment to enhance technical and R&D capability in the sector will get a boost as three important space infrastructure projects will be inaugurated during his visit to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. The projects include the PSLV Integration Facility (PIF) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota; new ‘Semi-cryogenics Integrated Engine and stage Test facility’ at ISRO Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri; and ‘Trisonic Wind Tunnel’ at VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram. These three projects providing world-class technical facilities for the space sector have been developed at a cumulative cost of about Rs. 1800 crore.

The PSLV Integration Facility (PIF) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota will help in boosting the frequency of PSLV launches from 6 to 15 per year. This state-of-the-art facility can also cater to the launches of SSLV and other small launch vehicles designed by private space companies.

The new ‘Semi-cryogenics Integrated Engine and stage Test facility’ at IPRC Mahendragiri will enable development of semi cryogenic engines and stages which will increase the payload capability of the present launch vehicles. The facility is equipped with liquid Oxygen and kerosene supply systems to test engines up to 200 tons of thrust.

Wind tunnels are essential for aerodynamic testing for characterisation of rockets and aircraft during flight in the atmospheric regime. The “Trisonic Wind Tunnel” at VSSC being inaugurated is a complex technological system which will serve our future technology development needs.

During his visit, Prime Minister will also review the progress of Gaganyaan Mission and bestow ‘astronaut wings’ to the astronaut-designates. The Gaganyaan Mission is India’s first human space flight program for which extensive preparations are underway at various ISRO centres.

PM in Tamil Nadu

In Madurai, Prime Minister will participate in the programme ‘Creating the Future – Digital Mobility for Automotive MSME Entrepreneurs’, and address thousands of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) entrepreneurs working in the automotive sector. Prime Minister will also launch two major initiatives designed to support and uplift MSMEs in the Indian automotive industry. The initiatives include the TVS Open Mobility Platform and the TVS Mobility-CII Centre of Excellence. These initiatives will be a step towards realising the Prime Minister’s vision of supporting the growth of MSMEs in the country and helping them to formalise operations, integrate with global value chains and become self-reliant.

In the public programme at Thoothukudi, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Outer Harbor Container Terminal at V.O.Chidambaranar Port. This Container Terminal is a step towards transforming V.O.Chidambaranar Port into a transshipment hub for the east coast. The project aims to leverage India's long coastline and favourable geographic location, and strengthen India's competitiveness in the global trade arena. The major infrastructure project will also lead to creation of employment generation and economic growth in the region.

Prime Minister will inaugurate various other projects aimed at making the V.O.Chidambaranar Port as the first Green Hydrogen Hub Port of the country. These projects include desalination plant, hydrogen production and bunkering facility etc.

Prime Minister will also launch India's first indigenous green hydrogen fuel cell inland waterway vessel under Harit Nauka initiative. The vessel is manufactured by Cochin Shipyard and underscores a pioneering step for embracing clean energy solutions and aligning with the nation's net-zero commitments. Also, Prime Minister will also dedicate tourist facilities in 75 lighthouses across ten States/UTs during the programme.

During the programme, Prime Minister will dedicate to nation rail projects for doubling of Vanchi Maniyachchi - Nagercoil rail line including the Vanchi Maniyachchi - Tirunelveli section and Melappalayam - Aralvaymoli section. Developed at the cost of about Rs 1,477 crore, the doubling project will help in reducing travel time for the trains heading towards Chennai from Kanyakumari, Nagercoil & Tirunelveli.

Prime Minister will also dedicate four road projects in Tamil Nadu, developed at a total cost of about Rs 4,586 Crore. These projects include the four-laning of the Jittandahalli-Dharmapuri section of NH-844, two-laning with paved shoulders of the Meensurutti-Chidambaram section of NH-81, four-laning of the Oddanchatram-Madathukulam section of NH-83, and two-laning with paved shoulders of the Nagapattinam-Thanjavur section of NH-83. These projects aim to improve connectivity, reduce travel time, enhance socio-economic growth and facilitate pilgrimage visits in the region.

PM in Maharashtra

In a step that will showcase yet another example of commitment of the Prime Minister towards welfare of farmers, the 16th instalment amount of more than Rs 21,000 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), will be released at the public programme in Yavatmal, through direct benefits transfer to beneficiaries. With this release, an amount of more than 3 lakh crore, has been transferred to more than 11 crore farmers’ families.

Prime Minister will also disburse 2nd and 3rd instalments of ‘Namo Shetkari MahaSanman Nidhi’, worth about Rs 3800 crore and benefiting about 88 lakh beneficiary farmers across Maharashtra. The scheme provides an additional amount of Rs 6000 per year to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in Maharashtra.

Prime Minister will disburse Rs 825 crore of Revolving Fund to 5.5 lakh women Self Help Groups (SHGs) across Maharashtra. This amount is additional to the Revolving fund provided by the Government of India under National rural livelihood Mission (NRLM). Revolving Fund (RF) is given to SHGs to promote lending of money within SHGs by rotational basis and increase annual income of poor households by promoting women led micro enterprises at village level.

Prime Minister will initiate distribution of one crore Ayushman cards across Maharashtra. This is yet another step to reach out to beneficiaries of welfare schemes so as to realise the Prime Minister’s vision of 100 percent saturation of all government schemes.

Prime Minister will launch the Modi Awaas Gharkul Yojana for OBC category beneficiaries in Maharashtra. The scheme envisages the construction of a total 10 lakh houses from FY 2023-24 to FY 2025-26. Prime Minister will transfer the first instalment of Rs 375 Crore to 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of the Yojana.

Prime Minister will dedicate to nation multiple irrigation projects benefiting Marathwada and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. These projects are developed at a cumulative cost of more than Rs 2750 crore under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY) and Baliraja Jal Sanjeevani Yojana (BJSY).

Prime Minister will also inaugurate multiple rail projects worth more than Rs. 1300 crore in Maharashtra. The projects include Wardha-Kalamb broad gauge line (part of Wardha-Yavatmal-Nanded new broad gauge line project) and New Ashti - Amalner broad gauge line (part of Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli new broad gauge line project). The new broad gauge lines will improve connectivity of the Vidarbha and Marathwada regions and boost socio-economic development. Prime Minister will also virtually flag off two train service during the programme. This includes train services connecting Kalamb and Wardha; and train service connecting Amalner and New Ashti. This new train service will help improve rail connectivity and benefit students, traders and daily commuters of the region.

Prime Minister will dedicate to nation several projects for strengthening the road sector in Maharashtra. The projects include four laning of the Warora-Wani section of NH-930; road upgradation projects for important roads connecting Sakoli-Bhandara and Salaikhurd-Tirora. These projects will improve connectivity, reduce travel time and boost socio-economic development in the region. Prime Minister will also inaugurate the statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Yavatmal city.