PM Modi addresses public meetings in Amethi and Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

Published By : Admin | February 24, 2022 | 12:32 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed public meetings in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi and Prayagraj. PM Modi started his address by highlighting that after a long time, elections in UP are being held where a government is seeking votes based on development works done by it, based on works done in the interest of the poor and based on an improved situation of Law & Order.

PM Modi spoke on the importance of 24th February to him. PM Modi said, “Today is a special day in my life because today PM Kisan Samman Nidhi completes three years…for the last three years, the money of this scheme is going directly into the bank accounts of the farmers.” PM Modi further spoke, “20 years ago today, 24th February was the date when I became MLA for the first time. People of Rajkot had blessed me and the journey of Seva began from there.” PM Modi also told people that PM KISAN has given more than 800 crores to the farmers of Amethi and Sultanpur.

Hitting out at the opposition, PM Modi said, “The whole of Uttar Pradesh, the whole country has seen the attitude of the ‘Parivarvadis’ regarding the vaccine. These people tried to defame the vaccine made in India and called it the vaccine of the BJP.” PM Modi made people aware that his own mother who is 100 years of age has followed all protocols of getting the vaccination. PM Modi said, “I took the vaccine when my number came. My mother is a hundred years old and she also did not break the line. It was only when her number came that my mother also got the vaccine. The PM and her mother, both followed the rules.”

PM Modi further said, “Had these ‘Parivarvadis’ been in the government, they would have got the vaccine first by breaking all the lines.”

Talking further on the success of the Double Engine Sarkar in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi said, “15 crore beneficiaries of UP are getting the double benefit of free ration in this difficult time. Our government has given free gas connections to one crore 65 lakh poor families of UP. Our government has provided pucca houses to 34 lakh poor families of UP. Under PM SWAMITVA Yojana, we are giving you a solid legal document of your house, your land.”

PM Modi came out heavily on vote bank politics and ‘Parivarvad’ politics. PM Modi said, “Today their decisions are taken according to the politics of this vote bank. If this decision is against the interest of the country, these leaders do not hesitate to take that decision. They act only to remain in power”. PM Modi added, “You just saw that Gujarat court has sentenced 38 terrorists who killed people in the bomb blasts. But fearing vote bank, these parties did not even dare to welcome the court's decision.”

PM Modi called out the fallacies of ‘Parivarvad’, PM Modi said, “When the family members commit any mistake, they do corruption, then no action is taken against them. After all, those who have been accused of corruption are also their family members. At the time of action, family relationships come in the way of justice.”

PM Modi also targeted familial politics in the country. PM Modi said, “BJP is not, and never will be, a private party of Fathers and Sons… In the last four decades, different people became the party president of the BJP but no one became the president under the influence of any family. Whereas in the last four-five decades, we have seen more or less the heads of the same family become presidents of Congress”. PM Modi further added, “Seeing Congress' vision, many people all over the country adopted this culture. Congress or Samajwadi Party, has remained hostage to one family for the past several decades.”

PM Modi finally addressed that Amethi could have been developed a lot earlier under the previous governments but was left out intentionally. Lashing out at the opposition, PM Modi remarked, “Those whom you respected, respected for years, after leaving Amethi, they went to Kerala and started cursing your intellect, started questioning your understanding.” PM Modi iterated that it was only the Double Engine Sarkar that has worked day and night to develop Amethi in a true sense.

Addressing his second rally in Prayagraj ahead of the fifth phase of elections, PM Modi said, “Prayagraj's reputation is also due to its intellectual people, its culture, literature and art love. All of you are aware of how important it is for India to be strong in the changed world order. A strong India is not possible without a strong Uttar Pradesh. The dynastic politicians who are seeking votes from you will never be able to form a strong, modern UP.”

“Those who hate the name Prayagraj, what development work will they do for this city? BJP and its allies have worked continuously for 5 years in Prayagraj. BJP's double engine government has changed the politics of the country as well as of UP,” said PM Modi during the rally.

Slamming the previous governments for cheating people of UP in the name of jobs, PM Modi reiterated, “The youths who come here from all over the state and country were deceived by these extreme Parivarvadis. For them, merit was not important, but recommendation, casteism, regionalism and bundles of notes (bribery) were everything.”


“Today, they are again cheating youth of UP in the name of employment. They only provided government jobs to 2 lakh people in 10 years. Yogi government in five years has given government jobs to 5 lakh youth,” added PM Modi.

He further alleged, “Earlier in Uttar Pradesh, the syllabus of PCS exam and UPSC syllabus was different. Students used to prepare separately for these two exams, a lot of their time was spent in it. Our government understood their problem. Today, UP PSC and UPSC syllabus are almost similar. We have ended interviews for group C and D jobs. This has also helped youth.”

Intensifying his attacks against rivals, PM Modi said, “Parivarvadi parties have started abusing the EVMs after the fourth phase of polls. For those who wait for exit polls, I would tell them not to do so. As soon as they start blaming EVMs, understand that the Parivarvadi party's game is over.” Also, Prime Minister Modi urged people to vote for BJP and its allies in large numbers.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the News 9 Global Summit in New Delhi today. The theme of the Summit is ‘India: Poised for the Big Leap’.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said TV 9’s reporting team represents the diversity of India. Their multi-language news platforms made TV 9 a representative of India's vibrant democracy, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister threw light on the theme of the Summit - ‘India: Poised for the Big Leap’, and underlined that a big leap can be taken only when one is filled with passion and enthusiasm. He said that the theme highlights India’s self-confidence and aspirations owing to the creation of a launchpad of 10 years. In these 10 years, the Prime Minister said, the mindset, self-confidence and good governance have been the major factors of transformation.

The Prime Minister underlined the centrality of the commission citizen in the destiny of India. He emphasized that a mindset of defeat can not lead to victory, in this light, he said that the change in mindset and leap that India has taken is incredible. PM Modi recalled the negative view exposed by the leadership of the past and the overhang of corruption, scams, policy paralysis and dynasty politics had shook the foundation of the nation. The Prime Minister mentioned the turnaround and India entering into the top 5 economies of the world. “India of 21st century India does not think small. Whatever we do, we do best and biggest. World is amazed and sees the benefit of moving with India”, he said.

Highlighting the achievements of the last 10 years compared to the ten years before 2014, the Prime Minister mentioned the record increase in FDI from 300 billion US dollars to 640 billion US dollars, India’s digital revolution, trust in India’s Covid vaccine and the growing number of taxpayers in the country which symbolizes the increasing trust of the people in the government. Speaking about mutual fund investments in the country, the Prime Minister informed that people had invested Rs 9 lakh crore in 2014 while 2024 has seen a meteoric rise to Rs 52 lakh crores. “This proves to the citizens that the nation is moving forward with strength”, PM Modi continued, “The level of trust toward self and the government is equal.”

The Prime Minister said that the government's work culture and governance are the cause of this turn-around. “Government offices are no longer a problem but are becoming allies of the countrymen”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that for this leap, a change of gear was needed. He gave examples of long pending projects such as Saryu Canal Project in Uttar Pradesh, Sardar Sarovar Yojana, and Krishna Koena Pariyojana of Maharashtra which were lying pending for decades and were completed by the government. The Prime Minister drew attention to the Atal Tunnel whose foundation stone was laid in 2002 but remained incomplete till 2014, and it was the present government that accomplished the work with its inauguration in 2020. He also gave the example of Bogibeel Bridge in Assam, commissioned in 1998 but finally completed 20 years later in 2018, and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor commissioned in 2008 but completed 15 years later in 2023. “Hundreds of such pending projects were completed after the present government came to power in 2014”, he added. The Prime Minister also explained the impact of regular monitoring of the big projects under PRAGATI and informed that in the last 10 years projects worth 17 lakh crore have been reviewed under the mechanism. The Prime Minister gave examples of a few projects that were completed very quickly such as Atal Setu, Parliament Building, Jammu AIIMS, Rajkot AIIMs, IIM Sambalpur, New terminal of Trichy Airport, IIT Bhilai, Goa Airport, undersea cable up to Lakshadweep, Banas Dairy at Varanasi, Dwarka Sudarshan Setu. Foundation stones of all these projects were laid by the Prime Minister and he dedicated them to the nation also. “When there is willpower and respect for the taxpayers' money, only then the nation moves forward and gets ready for a big leap”, he added.

The Prime Minister illustrated the scale by listing the activities of just one week. He mentioned a massive educational push from Jammu with dozens of higher education institutes like IIT, IIMs and IIIT on 20th February, on 24 th February he dedicated 5 AIIMs from Rajkot, and more than 2000 projects including revamping more than 500 Amrit Stations was done this morning. This streak will continue during his visit to three states in the coming two days, he informed. “We lagged in the first, second and third revolutions, now we have to lead the world in the fourth revolution”, the Prime Minister said.

He continued by furnishing the details of the nation's progress. He gave figures like 2 new colleges daily, a new university every week, 55 patents and 600 trademarks every day, 1.5 lakh Mudra loans daily, 37 startups daily, daily UPI transaction of 16 thousand crore rupees, 3 new Jan Aushadhi Kendras per day, construction of 14 KM road everyday, 50 thousand LPG connections everyday, one tap connection every second and 75 thousand people came out of poverty everyday.

Referring to a recent report on the consumption pattern of the country, the Prime Minister highlighted the fact that poverty has reached its lowest level till date into single digit. As per data, he said that consumption has increased by 2.5 times as compared to a decade ago as people's capacity to spend on different goods and services has increased. “In the last 10 years, consumption in villages has increased at a much faster rate than that in cities. This means that the economic power of the village people is increasing, they are having more money to spend”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government has developed infrastructure keeping rural needs in mind resulting in better connectivity, new employment opportunities and income for women. This strengthened rural India, he said. “For the first time in India, food expenditure has become less than 50 per cent of the total expenditure. That is, the family which earlier used to spend all its energy in procuring food, today its members are able to spend money on other things”, the Prime Minister added.

Pointing out the trend of vote bank politics adopted by the previous government, the Prime Minister underscored that India has broken out of the scarcity mindset in the last 10 years by putting an end to corruption and ensuring that the benefits of development are distributed equally. “We believe in governance of saturation instead of politics of scarcity”, PM Modi emphasized, “We have chosen the path of santushti (contentment) of the people instead of tushtikaran.” This, the Prime Minister said, has been the mantra of the government for the past decade. “This is Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas”, the Prime Minister said, elaborating that the government has transformed vote bank politics into politics of performance. Highlighting the Modi Ki Guarantee Vehicle, the Prime Minister said that the government of today is going door-to-door and providing facilities to the beneficiaries. “When saturation becomes a mission, there is no scope for any kind of discrimination”, PM Modi exclaimed.

“Our government is moving forward keeping the principle of Nation First paramount”, the Prime Minister remarked, as he mentioned the critical decisions taken by the government to resolve old challenges. He touched upon the abrogation of Article 370, construction of the Ram Mandir, ending of triple talaq, Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, One Rank One Pension, and creation of the post of Chief of Defense Staff. He underlined that the government completed all such incomplete tasks with the thinking of Nation First.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to prepare the India of the 21st century and threw light on the rapidly progressing plans. “From space to semiconductor, digital to drones, AI to clean energy, 5G to Fintech, India has today reached the forefront of the world”, he said. He highlighted India’s growing prowess as one of the biggest forces in digital payments in the global world, the fastest-growing country in Fintech Adoption Rate, the first country to land a rover on the south pole of the Moon, among the leading countries in the world in Solar Installed Capacity, leaving Europe behind in the expansion of 5G network, rapid progress in the semiconductor sector and rapid developments on future fuels like green hydrogen.

Concluding the address, the Prime Minister said, “Today India is working hard towards its bright future. India is futuristic. Today everyone says – India is the future.” He also drew attention to the importance of the next 5 years. He reaffirmed the belief to take India's potential to new heights in the third term and wished that the coming 5 years be years of progress and praise for India’s journey to Viksit Bharat.