Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today received telephone calls from H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea; H.E. Mr. E.D. Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe; and H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique, congratulating him on his victory in the recent General Elections in India.
The Prime Minister thanked the President of Republic of Korea for his telephone call and greetings. The Prime Minister warmly recalled his recent visit to the Republic of Korea in February 2019. The Prime Minister also recalled the visit of First Lady Kim to India in 2018 to attend the ‘Deepotsav’ festival and said that the visit had added a new chapter to India-ROK ties. The Prime Minister reiterated his firm commitment to further strengthen the Special Strategic Partnership between the two countries.
President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe warmly congratulated the Prime Minister on his victory in the recent General Elections. The Prime Minister thanked PresidentMnangagwa for his wishes, and appreciated the fact that two media-persons from Zimbabwe had visited India to cover the elections. The Prime Minister also recalled the success visit of the Vice President of India to Zimbabwe last year, and expressed his desire to take India-Zimbabwe relations to new heights.
The Prime Minister conveyed his condolences to President Nyusi of Mozambique on the loss of life and property in the aftermath of a cyclone earlier this year. President Nyusi thanked the Prime Minister for the timely assistance extended by Indian Navy at the time. The Prime Minister said that India will always stand with Mozambique in solidarity and partnership.
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Amidst the ongoing election campaigning in Gujarat, PM Modi's rally spree continued as he addressed public meetings in Gujarat’s Netrang and Kheda today. PM Modi highlighted about the Sankalp Patra released by the state BJP unit for developed Gujarat. He said, “Several resolutions have been taken in the Sankalp Patra to increase the economy of Gujarat, to empower the poor, middle class of the state and for Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas.”
Highlighting how the Double-engine sarkar has ensured faster progress in Gujarat, PM Modi said, be it toilets, gas connections, tap water or electricity connections, all these works have witnessed unprecedented speed in the last 8 years. Tribal families could not even think about them earlier. Today these facilities are reaching every house.”
PM Modi talked about how the BJP government has given direct help to the poor. “As a result of pro-poor policies, more than 3 crore houses have been built under PM Awas Yojana. In this, the central government has sanctioned more than 10 lakh pucca houses for the poor of Gujarat. Of these, 7 lakh have been completed. And the large number of houses are allocated to tribal families,” he added.
Sharing an incident, PM Modi also mentioned how people from rural areas have benefited from the affordable internet data. He shared the gathering that he was late by two minutes here because he wanted to meet two tribal brothers, Avi and Jay. He said, “Avi is 9th standard student while Jay is in 6th. Their parents died 6 years ago due to illness. One was 8 years old and the other was 2 years old then. Both were surviving on their own. Their video story came to my notice and I called CR Patil to do something. I was sitting in Delhi but managed to make arrangements for them. They have own house, fan, computer, TV, all facilities. One today said he wants to become collector, other wants to become engineer.”
Highlights from Kheda public meeting
Addressing his second rally of the day, the PM said, “The difference between the BJP and its opponents is that we serve the poor, while parties like the Congress only have cheated the poor. We have done so much for the poor in the country in just eight years, but the Congress kept on giving the slogan of 'Garibi Hatao' for decades. Today even the renowned experts of the world are agreeing that due to the efforts of the BJP government, poverty is reducing rapidly in the country.”
Thrashing the Congress party for demanding proofs from the armed forces for their surgical strike, PM Modi said, "When the country was fighting a decisive battle against terrorism, they wanted to mislead the country and weaken the fight.” He listed down incidents during which the Congress shed tears on the killings of terrorists. Also, he went on to hit out the previous government for 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
The PM said, “No one can forget how the then Congress government sitting in Delhi used to spend energy in releasing the terrorists. Gujarat had for a long time been a target of terrorism. People of Gujarat were killed in explosions in Surat and Ahmedabad. Congress was at centre then, we asked them to target terrorism but they targeted me instead. Terrorism was at peak in the country. This is the double engine government of BJP, which is continuously working to curb terror. Your one vote in 2014 has helped a lot in eradicating terrorism.”