"I am here to serve you and walk shoulder to shoulder with you: PM Modi"
"Ours is a Government for the poor and dedicated to the poor: PM Modi in Delhi"
"Elect a Government with whom I can work shoulder to shoulder towards making a positive difference in your lives: PM Modi"
"The Yamuna can become the pride of Delhi, says PM Modi"
"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने दिल्ली में प्रचार किया"
"मैं यहां आपकी सेवा के लिए हूं और कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर आपके साथ चलूंगा: प्रधानमंत्री मोदी"
"हमारी सरकार गरीबों के लिए है और गरीबों को समर्पित है: प्रधानमंत्री मोदी"
"एक ऐसी सरकार चुनिये जिसके साथ आपके जीवन में सकारात्मक बदलाव लाने के लिए मैं कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर काम कर सकूं: प्रधानमंत्री मोदी, दिल्ली में"
"प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने कहा कि यमुना दिल्ली के लिए गर्व का कारण बन सकती है"
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Saturday, January 31st, 2015, campaigned for Delhi elections and urged the people to give the BJP a complete majority in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha Elections. Shri Modi introduced the candidates and referring to Dr. Kiran Bedi noted, “This time Krishnanagar will give the new CM of Delhi.”
The Prime Minister said that the Delhi Assembly elections were not only about the next CM or local MLA but about the kind of image India would have in front of the world. Stressing on the fact that the BJP assures a Government that is dedicated to resolving all the problems that people of Delhi have been facing for the past fifteen years, Shri Modi said, “I have not come here to occupy any chair. I am here to serve you and walk shoulder to shoulder with you.”
The Prime Minister insisted on to elect a government that would bring positive transformation in the lives of citizens of Delhi. Referring to the other parties, the PM said that people can’t be misled forever. Shri Modi said, “If there is a world record for losing deposits is maximum seats, you know who it is & then also they mislead people.”
Shri Narendra Modi highlighted the need of a steady government in Delhi. “Delhi needs a stable government. Kiran ji knows Delhi well. She has administrative experience. She will take Delhi to new heights,” said the PM. Shri Modi also noted that in the past, there had been disagreements between the Congress government in both Haryana and Delhi as a result of which there had been water crisis in Delhi. The PM also said that as soon as BJP government came to power in Haryana, the problem was resolved.
Shri Modi also made it clear that BJP government always stands with the poor. “I made it clear on Day 1- ours is a Government for the poor and dedicated to the poor,” said the Prime Minister. Shri Narendra Modi also expressed hope to replace the slums of Delhi with cemented houses by the 75th year of independence. He also remarked that Yamuna could become the pride of Delhi.
Party president Shri Amit Shah, several BJP leaders and Delhi CM nominee Dr. Kiran Bedi, Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Shri Mahesh Sharma were also present on the occasion.
Governors are an important pillar of Janbhagidari in this battle against Covid: PM
Combined power of all community organizations, political parties, NGOs and social institutions needs to be harnessed in this fight: PM
PM emphasizes significance of tracking, tracing and testing; highlights importance of increasing RTPCR tests
Government is committed to ensuring adequate availability of vaccines: PM
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with Governors of States regarding the Covid-19 situation and ongoing vaccination drive in the country, through video conferencing.
Prime Minister said that in the battle against Covid, along with the vaccines, our values and sense of duty are our biggest strengths. Praising the citizens who participated in this battle last year considering it their duty, he said that the same feeling of Janbhagidari needs to be encouraged now as well. He said that the role of the Governors, through appropriate utilization of their social capacity, thus becomes all the more critical to achieving this. Governors are an important link to ensure better coordination between State Governments and society, he said, adding that the combined power of all community organizations, political parties, NGOs and social institutions needs to be harnessed.
Prime Minister suggested that the Governors can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the State Governments towards micro containment. He said that their social network can help ensure an increase in the capacity of ambulances, ventilators and oxygen in hospitals. Along with spreading the message about vaccination and treatment, the Governors can also spread awareness about AYUSH related remedies.
Prime Minister noted that our youth, our workforce, is an important part of our economy. Hence, it is important to ensure that our youth follows all Covid related protocols and precautions. He said that the Governors’ role is also critical in ensuring the greater engagement of our students in University campuses towards this Janbhagidari. We also need to focus on better utilization of facilities at University and College campuses, he added. He said that just like last year, NCC and NSS also have a key role to play this year as well. Prime Minister said that the Governors are an important pillar of Janbhagidari in this battle and their coordination with State Governments and guidance to institutions of the State will further strengthen the nation’s resolve.
Discussing the rise in the number of Covid cases, the Prime Minister said that in this stage of the fight against the virus, the country stands to gain from last year’s experience and improved healthcare capacity. He discussed the increase RTPCR testing capacity and noted that the country has become Aatmanirbhar with respect to kits and other material related to testing. All this has led to a reduction in the cost of RTPCR tests also. He added that most of the products related to testing are also available on the GeM portal. Prime Minister emphasized the significance of increasing tracking, tracing and testing, and said that RTPCR testing needs to be increased from 60% to 70%. He said that it is pertinent to ensure that more and more people get tested.
Prime Minister underlined that the government is committed to ensuring adequate availability of vaccines. He highlighted that India has become the fastest nation to reach the landmark of 10 crore vaccinations. Noting the positive impact of Tika Utsav in the last four days, he said that in this period, the vaccination drive was expanded and new vaccination centres also came up.
The Vice President of India, Union Home Minister and Union Health Minister also attended the interaction.
The Vice President appreciated the Prime Minister for leading the fight against Covid and his proactive steps to develop the infrastructure required to tackle the pandemic. He also highlighted the scientific community's contribution in giving a vaccine to India and the whole world. He also talked about the contribution of healthcare workers, sanitation workers, and other frontline workers who have played a vital role during the pandemic.
The Vice President called upon the Governors to bring up a coordinated front by leading all-party meetings in their respective states and engaging with civil society organisations to spread awareness about covid-appropriate behaviour. The Vice president said that a 'Team India spirit' cutting across policy lines should be adopted, and in this regard, Governors as the 'Guardians of the State' could guide the State Governments.
Union Home Minister stressed the importance of saving each and every life. Union Health Secretary gave a presentation on Covid cases and vaccination drive. He gave an overview of how India has followed a proactive and pre-emptive approach in this endeavour.
The Governors shared details of how their respective states are tackling the spread of the virus and coordinating activities towards ensuring a smooth implementation of the vaccination drive, while also mentioning the deficiencies of healthcare facilities in the States.
They gave suggestions for further improvement in the efforts and shared plans of how Janbhagidari can be increased through the active social engagement of various groups.