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I can see a sigh of relief on all your faces: PM Modi on ownership rights to residents of unauthorised colonies
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today kicked off the BJP's campaign for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections by addressing a mega rally at Ramlila Maidan. Amid the chants and slogans of people, PM Modi said unity in diversity is the hallmark of India. "Ramlila Maidan is a historic place. I can see an end to uncertainties on your faces," he said to the residents of unauthorized colonies.

Congratulating residents of unauthorized colonies, PM Modi said, "Even after several decades after Independence, a large section of population in Delhi had to face fear, uncertainty, deceit & false electoral promises. Illegal, sealing, bulldozer and a cut-off date - life of a large population in Delhi' was confined around these words. I am happy that the BJP and the government have had the opportunity of bringing a new dawn in the lives of 40 lakh people of Delhi."

In a scathing attack on the Congress Party, Prime Minister Modi said that they gave land to VVIPs, while his party gave land to the people of Delhi. He also attacked the ruling Aam Aadmi Party government and said that it was doing nothing to provide clean water to the people of Delhi.

PM Modi during his speech at the Ramlila Maidan said that earlier governments did nothing to expand the metro network. He added that the fourth phase of Delhi Metro was stalled unnecessarily by the previous government. “25 km of new metro route added annually in last five years, it was 14 km earlier. In the last five years, we've made unprecedented development in Delhi Metro. We also built the Peripheral Expressway to decongest Delhi,” he said.

The Prime Minister addressed the Citizenship Amendment Act issue that has caused massive protests across India and said that fake news and misinformation regarding the act is being spread to provoke people by the Congress and its cronies.

Assuring everyone that Modi Government not stripping anyone of their rights, PM Modi highlighted, “Some political parties are spreading rumours, they are misleading people and inciting them. I want to ask them, when we authorized the unauthorized colonies, did we ask anyone their religion? Did we ask which political party they support? Did we ask for documents from 1970, 1980?”

PM Modi hit out at the opposition parties for spreading rumours about elaborate paperwork in to prove Citizenship in the CAA. He said his government never put the restriction of paperwork when it provided welfare schemes to the poor. “Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians all were befitted, everyone who lives here was benefitted. We have never asked anyone if he goes to temple or mosque when it comes to implementing our schemes. We are dedicated to the mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas',” he added furthermore.

In a furious attack on the violent protests against the CAA, PM Modi said, "Hate me but don't hate India. Burn my effigies but don't burn a poor man's auto-rickshaw. What will you get from beating poor people, poor drivers and policemen.” He asserted that the police is there to always help the people and attacking them is not justified. 33,000 police personnel laid down their lives during work since independence but now being attacked mercilessly.

Citing no rules framed about NRC, PM Modi remarked, “There have been multiple rumours about NRC too. NRC was implemented in Assam after the Supreme Court order. There are no rules that have been framed, it has not been introduced in Parliament. While we are giving you your right with the unauthorized colonies bill, will we then try and snatch your right?"

Training his guns at the Congress party, PM Modi said, “Politicians belonging to 100-year old political parties are not voicing for peace. Now that the people of the country have dismissed them, they have gone back to their old measures of divide and rule. Citizenship law and NRC have nothing to do with Indian Muslims and there is no detention centre in the country.”

PM Modi while reassuring that no one's citizenship is threatened, said, " Who understands the pain of refugees better than people of Delhi? CAA, in fact, provides citizenship to the religiously persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. CAA is not to take away citizenship, it is to give citizenship to people.” He requested the youth of the country to read the Act in detail and told them not to fall prey to the rumors of detention-centers being spread by Urban Naxals and Congress.

The Prime Minister attacked the Congress for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and named few of its leaders who once supported the Act. He also quoted ex-PM Manmohan Singh's remarks in support of giving citizenship to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh.

PM Modi said that during the tenure of his government, India's relationship with Gulf countries had improved. He highlighted that Muslim countries released many Indian prisoners, and Saudi increased Hajj quota because of India's growing ties with the Islamic nations.

He appealed to people to contribute in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and urged everyone to stop using single-use plastics. Several party leaders and karyakartas were present at the event.

 

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PM chairs a comprehensive high level meeting to review the situation relating to Covid-19 & vaccination
November 27, 2021
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PM briefed about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics, impact in various countries & implications for India
Need to be proactive in light of the new variant: PM
Intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases: PM
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Need to increase the second dose coverage: PM
States should to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely: PM

Today morning PM Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive meeting which lasted for almost 2 hours to review the public health preparedness & vaccination related situation for Covid-19.

PM was briefed about the global trends on Covid-19 infections and cases. Officials highlighted that countries across the world have experienced multiple COVID-19 surges since the onset of the pandemic. PM also reviewed the national situation relating to Covid-19 cases and test positivity rates.

PM was apprised of the progress in vaccination and the efforts being made under the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign. PM directed that there is a need to increase the second dose coverage and that states need to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely. PM was also given details about the sero-positivity in the country from time to time and its implications in public health response.

Officials briefed PM about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics and the impact seen in various countries. Its implications for India were also discussed. PM spoke about the need to be proactive in light of the new variant. PM said that in light of the new threat, people need to more cautious and the need to take proper precautions like masking & social distancing. PM highlighted the need for monitoring all international arrivals, their testing as per guidelines, with a specific focus on countries identified ‘at risk’. PM also asked officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence.

PM was given an overview of the sequencing efforts in the country and the variants circulating in the country. PM directed that genome sequencing samples be collected from international travellers and community as per norms, tested through the network of labs already established under INSACOG and early warning signal identified for Covid-19 management. PM spoke about the need to increase the sequencing efforts and make it more broad-based.

He also directed officials to work closely with state governments to ensure that there is proper awareness at the state and district level. He directed that intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases and required technical support be provided to states which are reporting higher cases presently. PM also asked that awareness needs to be created about ventilation and air-borne behaviour of the virus.

Officials briefed PM that they are following a facilitative approach to newer pharmaceutical products. PM instructed officials to coordinate with states to ensure that there is adequate buffer stocks of various medicines. He asked officials to work with the states to review the functioning of medical infrastructure including pediatric facilities.

PM asked officials to co-ordinate with states to endure proper functioning of PSA oxygen plants & ventilators.

The meeting was attended by Shri. Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. V.K.Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Shri. A.K.Bhalla, Home Secretary, Shri. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary (MoHFW), Secretary (Pharmaceuticals); Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary (Biotechnology); Dr. Balram Bhargava, DG ICMR; Shri. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary (AYUSH); Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary (Urban Development); Sh. R.S. Sharma CEO NHA; Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan (Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India) along with other senior officials.