PM Modi addresses a public meeting in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Published By : Admin | March 4, 2024 | 18:00 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public gathering in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where he expressed his enthusiasm for the city's vibrant atmosphere and acknowledged its significance as a hub of talent, trade, and tradition. Emphasizing the crucial role of Chennai in India's journey towards development, PM Modi reiterated his commitment to building a prosperous Tamil Nadu as an integral part of his vision for a developed India.

He said, “Modi has taken a resolution for a developed Tamil Nadu along with a developed India. We have to soon make India one of the top three economies in the world. Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, has a major role to play in this. The Indian government is continuously working to develop cities like Chennai.”

Highlighting the ongoing efforts of the Indian government to enhance urban infrastructure and promote economic growth in Chennai, PM Modi announced substantial investments in various projects aimed at improving the quality of life for residents. He underscored initiatives such as the Smart City Mission, AMRUT Scheme, Chennai Metro, and the development of the Chennai Port-Maduravoyal corridor as key components of this endeavor.

Addressing concerns regarding recent challenges faced by the people of Chennai, particularly during the cyclone, PM Modi criticized the lack of proactive measures by the DMK government in addressing the needs of its citizens. “The people of Chennai faced so much trouble. But instead of helping, the DMK government did the work of exacerbating people's difficulties. During times of crisis, the people of DMK do not engage in Flood Management; instead, they are engaged in Media Management,” said PM Modi.

He emphasized the BJP-led central government's commitment to serving the interests of the people, citing examples of assistance provided during the COVID-19 pandemic and support extended to the MSME sector in Tamil Nadu. “The BJP-led central government is sensitive and is a government that cares for the poor. During the Corona pandemic, we first worried about the poor by providing free rations. When the country developed its vaccine, we decided that every person should get the vaccine for free. Tamil Nadu is the leading state in the MSME sector. To ensure that our MSMEs do not suffer losses, our government has also provided thousands of crores of rupees in credit to lakhs of MSMEs in Tamil Nadu,” said the Prime Minister.

PM Modi also highlighted the direct transfer of funds to beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu under various government schemes, emphasizing the BJP's dedication to transparent and accountable governance. He said, “The government of India has also started the PM Surya Ghar, Free Electricity Scheme, which will provide free electricity to 1 crore families. Many such projects related to electricity will make India self-reliant in the electricity sector, and Tamil Nadu will play a significant role in this.”

Furthermore, PM Modi celebrated India's achievements in the energy sector, particularly the milestone achieved at the Kalpakkam Nuclear Energy Center, symbolizing the country's progress towards energy security and self-reliance. He outlined several recent inaugurations and projects aimed at strengthening India's power infrastructure across different states, including Tamil Nadu.

PM Modi criticized dynastic politics and corruption within certain political parties, affirming his resolve to ensure that funds allocated for Tamil Nadu's development reach the intended recipients. PM Modi said, “Parties like DMK and Congress say, Family First, and Modi says, Nation First. That's why now people of the INDI Alliance have come up with a new formula to abuse me. These people have started saying that Modi doesn't have any family, so I say such things.”

“You are my family, the people of India are my family. The youth of the country are my family, so I work day and night to brighten their future. The sisters and daughters of the country are my family, so I work to give them more and more new opportunities. The farmers and the poor of the country are my family, so I strive to empower them. Those who have no one, also belong to Modi, and Modi is theirs. Mera Bharat Mera Parivar,” said the Prime Minister.

Highlighting Congress-DMK’s dirty intentions of doing no good to the people of Tamil Nadu, PM Modi said, “Parties associated with Congress, DMK, and the INDI Alliance are corrupt family-oriented parties. For them, their family is everything, corruption is everything. The Supreme Court today overturned a decision that protected corrupt leaders of the INDI Alliance. I welcome this decision.”

“After this decision of the Supreme Court, there is mourning in the INDI Alliance. Because besides corruption and bribery, the INDI Alliance does not know anything about corrupting the country's systems. For decades, parties involved in the INDI Alliance have pursued such politics. Today, it is because of these people that the youth of the country are so frustrated with politics and systems. Today's decision by the Supreme Court will promote clean politics. And you know, no matter how the cleanliness campaign is, I always love it,” PM Modi added.

Discarding the DMK’s game of ‘Family Politics’, PM Modi said, “There is no connection between the hard work of dynastic politics and the people. That's why dynastic politics also comes with arrogance. And when a dynast enters an important position in government, he feels that the country and its people are his slaves. He forgets the dignity of his position.”

“Today we have also seen how the country's largest court, the Supreme Court, has asked tough questions to a minister from the DMK family. Disrespecting the faith of millions of people is also a sign of dynastic politics. And I regret that those who do not care about the feelings of the people are in key positions in the Tamil Nadu government,” PM Modi added.

In his concluding remarks, PM Modi reiterated his commitment to the development of Tamil Nadu and invited the people to join hands in building a prosperous future for the state and the nation. He expressed gratitude to the audience for their overwhelming support and reaffirmed his dedication to serving the interests of all Indians.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed vibrant public meetings in Shimla and Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, invoking nostalgia and a forward-looking vision for Himachal Pradesh. The Prime Minister emphasized his longstanding connection with the state and its people, reiterating his commitment to their development and well-being.

“When the country didn't even know Modi, I was among you. Times have changed, but Modi has not changed. Modi's relationship with Himachal remains the same,” PM Modi remarked.

Highlighting his continuous engagement with the state, PM Modi sought the people’s blessings for a third term of the BJP government. “Today, I have come to seek your blessings for the BJP government for the third time. I need your blessings to make India strong, to make India Viksit, and for a developed Himachal. Five phases of elections have already taken place in the country. A BJP-NDA government is assured. Now, Himachal will score a hat-trick with a 4-0 victory. Vote for those who will form the government. What is the point of wasting your vote? So, say with me, ‘Phir Ek Baar, Modi Sarkar.”

Addressing the strategic importance of Himachal Pradesh, a state bordering the frontier, PM Modi underscored the necessity of a robust government. “Himachal Pradesh is a state bordering the frontier. The people of Himachal understand the importance of a strong government. Modi will risk his life for you but will not let any harm come to you. The weak Congress government used to plead around the world. Modi says, why should India go to the world? India will fight its battles on its own.”

The Prime Minister also highlighted the infrastructural developments under his administration, contrasting them with the previous Congress regimes. “This is the same Congress that left the border areas of India to their fate. Modi has given many times more money than Congress. Today, hundreds of kilometers of new roads have been built along the border. Today, the lives of soldiers and our people living near the border have become easier.”

PM Modi highlighted the successful implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme, a long-standing demand of military personnel fulfilled under his leadership. “Congress made military families yearn for One Rank One Pension for four decades. Congress used to say they would bring OROP by showing just 500 crores. This was a huge insult to our army because it was impossible to implement OROP with just 500 crores. It is Modi who has implemented OROP. Modi has given about 1.25 lakh crore rupees to former soldiers through OROP. That's why people say, Modi delivers what he guarantees.”

PM Modi also spoke about sensitive issues, accusing Congress and the INDI alliance of undermining the reservation system and conspiring against the Ram Temple. “I have come today to warn the people of Himachal about another conspiracy by Congress and the INDI alliance. These people want to completely abolish the reservation for SC-ST-OBC and give it to Muslims. Congress is also opposing the Ram temple. You people of Himachal tell me, did you feel good visiting Ram Lalla? But Congress cannot tolerate the Ram temple. Congress is conspiring to lock the Ram temple. Will you allow the Ram temple to be locked?”

Reaffirming his government's commitment to development, PM Modi listed the various initiatives taken for Himachal Pradesh, including the establishment of prestigious educational institutions and infrastructural projects. “No one thought that institutions like IIIT, IIM, and AIIMS could exist in Himachal. But with Modi, it is possible. Himachal has received a bulk drugs park and a medical device park. Himachal is among the first states in the country where the Vande Bharat train started.”

“Modi has guaranteed to make 3 crore sisters associated with self-help groups ‘Lakhpati Didis.’ Modi has also brought a big scheme to make your electricity bill zero. With the ‘PM Suryaghar Muft Bijli Yojana’ your bill will be zero, and you will also earn thousands of rupees. Just as Modi has fulfilled previous guarantees, Modi will fulfill these guarantees as well,” he added.

Addressing his second public meeting in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, PM Modi spoke about the aspirations of the youth and the importance of women's empowerment. He stressed the need for inclusive development and equal opportunities for all citizens.

PM Modi denounced the Congress party's regressive policies and divisive politics, calling for support to build a prosperous and united India. He said, “The Congress has not yet arrived in the 21st century. While people progress, Congress moves in the opposite direction. It's heading back to the 20th century. The Congress royal family is staunchly against daughters. The entire Congress is vehemently anti-women. But for my family in Himachal, listen to me carefully, and educate your daughters well. The assurance of providing them with an open and safe environment and offering them new heights is from Modi.”

“I have opened the doors of military schools and defense academies for daughters. The doors that were once closed for daughters in the army have also been opened. The number of women in central forces has more than doubled in ten years. Whether fighter pilots or passenger aircraft pilots, the coming five years are going to be a soaring flight for daughters. This is Modi's Guarantee,” he added.

Speaking about Congress’ misrule in the state and how his government took initiatives to preserve the state’s heritage, PM Modi said, “Modi government has vigorously promoted this heritage. Himachal's, the country's pride and prosperity, require your every vote. Congress is leading Himachal to ruin. So, it is necessary to stop it. I need your support to remove Himachal from the clutches of Congress.”

While concluding his address, PM Modi called upon the people of Himachal Pradesh to reject the Congress party's outdated ideology and support the BJP in the upcoming elections. He urged voters to elect BJP candidates to ensure continued progress and development in the region.