“Entire nation is grieving the loss of lives after the tragedy in Morbi”
“Today, Banaskanta is writing its own chapter in the history of development”
“Every work that enhances the pride of the nation and Gujarat, is the commitment of the double engine government”

Namaskar!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Today is the birth anniversary of Sardar Saheb. I will say Sardar Patel; you all have to say ‘Amar Rahe - Amar Rahe’ twice after me. My dear brothers and sisters of Banaskantha, today Gujarat is in mourning. The countrymen are also very sad. Many of our relatives and small children have lost their loved ones in the terrible mishap that happened in Morbi last evening. Our sympathies are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. Bhupendrabhai and all his government colleagues are ensuring all possible relief measures with full force. He reached Morbi directly from Kevadia last night and has taken over the rescue operation in Morbi. I too remained in touch with him overnight and this morning as well. We are constantly in touch with different departments, ministers and officials to ensure how to mitigate the sufferings of the people in such a terrible calamity. The NDRF contingent reached Morbi yesterday. Army and Air Force personnel also joined the rescue and relief work. I want to reassure the people of Gujarat from the land of Banaskantha and Maa Ambe that no stone will be left unturned by the government in this critical situation.

I was very disturbed due to the terrible incident in Morbi yesterday. I was in a dilemma (whether to come here or not). These are development works and nobody can understand the importance of water better than the people of Banaskantha. I hardened my heart and came among you due to our affection for each other and my upbringing towards duty. These are water projects worth 8,000 crore rupees for Banaskantha and the entire North Gujarat. These projects will provide irrigation facilities to two lakh hectares of land in more than 1,000 villages of Banaskantha, Patan and Mehsana districts. The people of Gujarat have grown up in problems. We have faced drought seven out of ten years besides the severe earthquake, but it is the nature of the conscientious people of Gujarat that they have always faced problems with whatever resources available to them. They have never remained quiet. They worked tirelessly and made all efforts for better results and our Banaskantha is a living example of it. Given the situation which existed here about 20-25 years ago, the development that has taken place here is clearly visible. We cannot forget the earlier days also. And we cannot forget that if we work hard together, then we get perfect and obvious results. On the one hand, there was the desert of Kutch, and on the other hand, dusty winds used to blow at the end of February. We used to wait for the rains when summers became very unbearable. There were problems with electricity and water. A little rain would help us tide over one or two months. Even if thousands of villages in North Gujarat get water, it is full of fluoride. You know what happens after drinking that water. The teeth of everybody in North Gujarat turn yellow. It appears as if somebody is born with yellow teeth. Bones become brittle. It seems as if old age has come in youthful years. This problem of water had also put agriculture in peril. There were no buyers if somebody wanted to sell his land. Such were the days that we used to dig bore-wells to draw water from the ground. People used to agitate for electricity and burn the effigies of Modi. All of us resorted to all these agitations as people had given up hopes. But friends, when I worked with complete dedication and good intentions as your ‘sevak’ and companion, by understanding your problems we could achieve even the most difficult goals. You entrusted me with the responsibility of Chief Minister 20 years ago. We went to the root of the problem and focused on water conservation. The easier option was to draw water from ground by increasing the depth of the bore-well. But I put all my energy towards water conservation. We increased the depth of the ponds through check dams under the Sujalam Sufalam scheme so that rain water did not go into the sea. I remember the Congress leaders telling me when we launched the Sujalam Sufalam scheme that they never imagined that water would come to this region in their lifetime and that people would be able to grow two crops and there would be such good days. The people from Congress told me that they had little faith in the scheme. We designed the WASMO scheme and formed water committees in every village. Importantly, I entrusted this work to women. The result of all these efforts was that Banaskantha, Kutch or the entire North Gujarat did not have to yearn for a single drop of water. We utilized every drop of water through schemes such as drip irrigation and per drop-more crops and did wonders in the field of agriculture and tourism. There is our Banas Devi on one hand and 100 MW Ultra Mega Solar Power Plant on the other. And secondly the water from the tap! As Rishikeshbhai was saying that we have been able to prevent bone and several other diseases after water started reaching homes through pipes. On this occasion, I bow my head to Banaskantha for extending all the help and support to us.

The elders present here know very well that I would discuss the issue of water with them when I became the Chief Minister about 17-18 years ago. I would urge them to adopt drip irrigation scheme as fields would submerge under water during rains. At that time, they wondered what I knew about farming. What does a person who has sold tea know about farming? They used to say this. But I was adamant and kept on urging them. It is a matter of satisfaction that the elders yielded to my request and today Banaskantha has earned a name in the entire country in the matter of micro irrigation, i.e., drip irrigation. Today, the entire country is attracted to Banaskantha for what it has done. This is an example of how vast the path of truth is. We have been rewarded by many organizations of the world for these efforts and today this region is writing a new story of development. Today, a drip irrigation scheme is underway in four lakh hectares of land of Banaskantha. As a result, we have succeeded in preventing the water level from going down further. It is not only that we have saved our lives. We have also done the noble work of saving the lives of children who would be born in the future. Therefore, I feel bowing down respectfully to Banaskantha, Patan or Mehsana. The then Chief Minister of Rajasthan and who continues to be the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, who had recently visited you for votes, had written a letter to me opposing the Sujalam Sufalam scheme. At that time I told him that Banaskantha was battling the problem of water and I would implement the Sujalam Sufalam scheme no matter what. I also told him that he could continue with his protests. Under the Sujalam Sufalam scheme about 19-20 years ago, hundreds of kilometers of recharge canal was built and as a result the ground water level also improved. Pipelines were laid to save water. The pipelines used to carry water to fill the ponds. And now two pipelines will be made in such a way that ponds of more than 1000 villages will be filled. Kadmawa pond will be connected with Mukteshwar Dam through pipelines for water, brothers. The upper reaches of the region also need water. We would install big electric pumps to carry the water to the upper reaches and distribute among all, my brothers. It is very difficult to ensure a network of canals in the upper reaches like Wau and Sumishri villages. Now the problem of Sui village will also be overcome due to the network of the main water canal. As a result, dozens of tehsils and villages including Sui village will have abundant water. The Kathra-Dantewada pipeline will also benefit greatly the six tehsils of Patan and Banaskantha, my brothers.

Very soon, Maa Narmada water will flow to Mukteshwar Dam and Kadmawa pond. As a result, the water problem in Banaskantha, Vadgam, Kheralu, Patan, Sidhpur and Mehsana will be greatly reduced. The people of Gujarat know the importance of water. Our people of Gujarat and Rajasthan know it better. If someone offers water here, it is also considered a virtue. If someone builds a drinking water tank, then the whole village considers him to be a person dedicated to service. If someone has placed an earthen pot under a tree at the gate of the village and fills the pot with water every day, villagers proudly say that it is an act of service. We have heard about Rudradham when it comes to water. One does not need to go far. Who can forget our Lakha Vanzara who undertook several water projects here? Nobody has seen Lakha Vanzara or is aware of his village. People have only heard of Lakha Vanzara that he built small water wells. People are not even ready to forget Lakha Vanzara even after hundreds of years. A person is considered virtuous if he offers water. And I think that if Lakha Vanzara contested an election today, no power in the world could defeat him. This is the power of water. He who brings water brings nectar. The one who brings nectar makes the whole society invincible. One is blessed who provides water.

Brothers and sisters,

Today, water has firmed up possibilities in all fields from agriculture to animal husbandry. Apart from fruits and vegetables, the food processing industry is flourishing. I went to Banas Dairy recently and a huge potato processing unit has been started there. Now the Government of India is also helping a lot in food processing. We help Sakhi Mandals, Farmers’ Industries Association and all those who are part of the food processing industry. Whether it is to build a cold storage or to set up a food processing plant, the Government of India is working to boost the potential of farmers by helping even small organizations. Today, the way share of small animal husbandry is increasing in the dairy business, we are helping farmers growing fruits and vegetables in the same way. The pomegranate juice factories are flourishing and farmers have a stake in that too. The members of ‘Sakhi Mandals’ working in such factories also benefit. Many products such as pickles, ‘murabbas’ (fruits preserve) and chutneys are being made at home, labeled and sold in the market. The government has doubled the limit of loans available to the ‘Sakhi Mandals’ of villages to develop it as an industry. These sisters of mine will work double if they earn more. Moreover, we have opened Van Dhan Kendras in tribal areas where sisters have been employed largely. We are ensuring that they get the best price of the forest produce which is sold either to shops or Ayurveda centres.

Many farmer brothers have written to me about its benefits. The PM Samman Kisan Nidhi is another such attempt to help farmers. Farmers in North Gujarat own barely two bighas of land. In a way, they are marginal farmers. Even though they have not taken any loan from banks, they continue to get 2,000 rupees thrice a year under the PM Samman Kisan Nidhi which helps them in farming. There is no involvement of corruption even for a rupee. One click from New Delhi ensures money in the accounts of the farmers. Recently, we have undertaken an important initiative for our farmer brothers. This initiative is regarding fertilizer. Farmers used to face many challenges due to different brands of urea or other fertilizers and their varying prices. Now, it has been taken care of. There will only be a single brand of fertilizer which has been named ‘Bharat’. ‘Bharat’ fertilizer will ensure a complete end to corruption and unfair practices. It costs the government more than 2,000 rupees when it imports a sack of urea from foreign countries. The price of urea has increased exponentially due to Corona and the ongoing war. However, the government is providing a sack of imported urea to farmers at Rs. 260 so that they are not overburdened. We are concerned about the produce of the farmers. Therefore, we are giving the sack of urea at only Rs. 260 even though we are spending 2,000 rupees on it.

I am happy that Banas Dairy in Gujarat is spreading its wings to states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. Not only does Banas Dairy make its own arrangements for fodder, it has also created a huge market for milk and milk-related products. We have taken several initiatives to strengthen the dairy and animal husbandry sectors. We are also concerned about the health and respect for our animals. Apart from the milk, the government is also ensuring that farmers make money from cow dung. The government has also launched Govardhan Yojana so that you do not need to abandon milking animals once they stop giving milk.

Our Governor Saheb in Gujarat has created an awareness regarding natural farming and our farmer brothers have also taken it up enthusiastically. It has not only led to chemical-free farming but the dung of animals is also being used. Banaskantha has taken several initiatives to produce bio gas and bio CNG from animal dung and wastes. It is not only producing electricity but vehicles are also run. Thousands of such plants are being installed in this direction to save foreign exchange. Our dairies, dung and gas produced from it are leading to economic growth and the welfare of the common people. We are also ensuring organic fertilizers for farmers because they also do not want to damage Mother Earth by pouring chemicals into it. They are prepared for lesser yield, but they do not want to damage Mother Earth. Therefore, it is necessary that they get organic fertilizers. We are working in the direction of setting up ‘Gobar’ (animal dung) factories so that they get organic fertilizers for farming.

Brothers and sisters,

This region, which has been in a state of plight for decades, is becoming a shield of security for the country today. I got an opportunity to attend a program in Deesa through video conferencing. The Air Force has a major center in Deesa. Its foundation stone has been laid and it will result in investment worth thousands of crores of rupees. Very soon, the entire region will be an important center of security which will create opportunities for many new jobs. Recently, a border viewing point has been inaugurated at Nadabet. You can visit Nadabet to see how a border village of India is developed. We have also introduced several schemes such as Vibrant Villages in the border villages. The Indian government has sanctioned a special budget for these border villages. Brothers and sisters, the double engine government is laying special focus on the development of border villages. We have announced the setting up of vibrant border villages during the budget presentation. Now villages are being connected with this scheme. It will benefit almost all the regions of Banaskantha. I have to share one more thing with you. I came to Bhuj not long ago. We created ‘Smriti Van’ at Bhujio Dungar in Kutch in the memory of those who died during the earthquake in Bhuj. About 13,000 people died across Gujarat. The people from Banaskantha and Patan also lost their lives. Their names have also been inscribed there. A sapling in the memory of each of the people who died in the earthquake has been planted there. A memorial has also been built there so that people from across the world can visit it. I have a special request to the people of Banaskantha and Patan districts that those who lost their dear ones in the earthquake should visit it. Banas Dairy can organize it. You should visit it and offer flowers at the memorial. The government has not forgotten them and has taken several steps in their memory even after 20 years. There are several such initiatives undertaken by the double engine government for the pride of the nation and gaining the trust of the people.

Our only slogan is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’. We have to work for the development of all, be it poor, oppressed, Dalits, deprived or tribal communities. Gujarat is moving ahead with this mantra from the beginning. Development of Gujarat is for the development of India. To make India developed, Gujarat also has to be developed. We have to move forward by becoming a developed state. We are doing this work. You must have seen yesterday that the foundation stone for an aircraft manufacturing plant was laid in Vadodara. There was a time when even bicycles were not manufactured in Gujarat. Today, airplanes will be manufactured. Is it a matter of happiness or not? Do you feel proud or not? Whether it will be good for your children or not? Therefore, don’t let this development journey stop. However, some people have problems. Though I did not see all the newspapers, I saw only two newspapers which have carried advertisements of the Congress party. Just imagine, the Congress advertisement does not mention anything about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. Sardar Saheb was the home minister in the cabinet of Nehru Saheb. He was such a tall leader of the Congress party. But there is no mention, no picture of Sardar Saheb when you publish advertisements in newspapers on the occasion of his birth anniversary. On top of it, you say that you are going to unite everyone. It’s a huge insult to Sardar Saheb. What is the problem of the Congress party with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel? Gujarat will never tolerate insults to Sardar Saheb, friends. But they care less. They have so much aversion for Sardar Saheb that they are resorting to such things.

Brothers and sisters,

We have to take Gujarat forward with the guidance and blessings of Sardar Saheb. May Gujarat move ahead with full vigour and our future generations become strong! We have to create such a Gujarat. Speak with me -

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Thanks a lot!

 

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May 21, 2024

In an interview to News X, Prime Minister Modi addressed the issue of toxic language in elections, explained why the Opposition frequently discussed him, and shared his views on job creation. He criticized the Congress' tax plans and appeasement politics.

Rishabh Gulati: A very warm welcome to the viewers of NewsX and India News. I’m Rishabh Gulati and with me is Aishwarya Sharma of The Sunday Guardian and Rana Yashwant. In today’s special episode, we proudly welcome a renowned ‘rashtra sevak’, and the Prime Minister of India in this Amrit Kaal, Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi. Mr Prime Minister, you took the time to speak to us, we are very grateful.

Prime Minister: Namaskar, my warm greetings to all your viewers.

 

Rishabh Gulati: Mr Prime Minister, the first question that comes to mind is about the Opposition, and it seems that the biggest item on their poll agenda is Narendra Modi. Why, in your opinion, do they talk so much about Narendra Modi?

Prime Minister: To understand why they discuss Narendra Modi, we must first understand the Opposition. To understand them, one can examine the administration between 2004 and 2014.

The Opposition has not been able to play a strong role. Even as the Opposition, the way they are falling apart, they did not play a constructive role of any kind. Despite deep discussions, they haven’t been able to bring serious issues to the public attention. They thought that by their antics, taking up space in the media, they would be able to keep their boat afloat. Even in this election, I have seen that they make fresh attempts every day to acquire media space, be it by making videos, nonsensical statements, or behaving in a way that people don’t normally behave. So they do this to acquire space in the media. Now abusing Modi is one such antic, where, if nothing else, they are guaranteed publicity. Even a small-time politician, if he bad-mouths me, will get about an hour of media attention. Perhaps they see Modi as a ladder to climb up in their political career.

 

Aishwarya Sharma: Mr Prime Minister, the I.N.D.I. alliance is talking about wealth redistribution. Do you think this is possible, and will the voters of the country be influenced by such a scheme?

Prime Minister: You can’t examine this in isolation. You must look at their overall thought process. When their (Congress) manifesto was released, I had said the manifesto had the imprint of the Muslim League. There was a statement made by Dr Manmohan Singh… I had attended the meeting in which he said that ‘Muslims have the first right to India’s resources.’ Now when I raised this in public, their media ecosystem raised a storm saying that ‘Modi is lying,’. So two days later, I brought Manmohan Singh’s press conference forward and put it in front of them. Then they stopped talking. So this was one example. Now in their Manifesto, they have said that they will give reservation (to Muslims) even when allotting government contracts.

So today, when a bridge is to be built somewhere, what is the criteria for awarding the contract? The company bidding is evaluated based on how resourceful they are, their experience, their capability, their ability to deliver on time, all these things. Now they say that they want to give reservations to the minorities, to the Muslims, in this process as well. It all adds up. Now when they say that they will impose inheritance tax, it means that taxes that go to the government, who will stand to benefit from it? It’s the same people that Manmohan Singh ji talked about. If you join the dots, this is the logic that comes from it. How will the country accept this? Secondly, has any developing country in the world indulged in such madness? Today, India needs to work hard to rise above its problems. We have made this attempt and pulled 25 crore people out of poverty. Where there used to be a few hundred start-ups, there are now over 1.25 lakh start-ups, and there are Unicorns. You must go among the people and work with energy, and that will bring the right result.

 

Rana Yashwant: Mr Prime Minister, the Ram Mandir has been built in Ayodhya, the consecration of Ram Lalla took place and there was joy among the people. In all this, there is Iqbal Ansari, who has fought the legal battle, and is an important person. He comes, holding a placard that says ‘Modi ka Parivaar’. Today, the minority community identifies with your policies and welfare schemes. Your opinion?

Prime Minister: Since you’ve brought up Ram Mandir and Iqbal Ansari, I will narrate an incident. Ram Mandir should have been built right after Independence. In all these years, it wasn’t built because they (Congress) felt it would affect their vote bank. Attempts were made in the Courts till the very end to stop it. It is a fact that Congress hindered the building of the Ram Mandir. Despite this, when the Supreme Court judgment came through, the Court constituted a trust, and the trust members, let go of all past differences and went to invite the Congress Party members to the consecration ceremony. They rejected the invitation. The same people went to invite Iqbal Ansari. The ironic thing is, that Iqbal Ansari, who fought the Babri Masjid case his entire life, respected the Supreme Court’s verdict and attended the ‘Shilanyas’ and the ‘Pran Prathistha’ ceremony as well. This is what I think, as far as Iqbal Ansari is concerned.

Now if you want to talk about secularism, it is my very serious allegation, that for over 75 years, through a very well-crafted conspiracy, a false narrative has been fed to the nation. It has been embedded in the nation from before our birth. Sardar Patel was targeted by this narrative, and maybe, today it may be my turn, tomorrow someone else… Why do they cry out ‘secularism’ over and over again? It’s because they want to divert the world’s attention from their communal activities.

They cry ‘thief’ over and over when they have defrauded the people, and they do this because they think crying ‘thief’ will divert the public’s attention. This is their ploy. I have called them out in front of everyone, that they are the ones who are communal. India’s constitution does not allow you to indulge in such sectarian acts, and I have brought out several such examples, like I mentioned earlier that they called the Muslims the rightful inheritors of India’s wealth. I am exposing them. They (Congress) hide behind their politics of appeasement and instead accuse me of being communal. I am talking about those communal parties that wear the ‘nikab’ of secularism and indulge in hardcore communalism. I find three things common among these people. They are hardcore sectarians, they are extremely casteist, and they are hardcore dynasts. They are so full of these three things that they can’t come out of it.

 

Rishabh Gulati: Mr Prime Minister, you have spoken about lifting 25 crore people out of poverty. 80 crore poor people are receiving ration – it is necessary now and will be so in the future as well. What do you have to say about how crucial it will be in the future?

Prime Minister: When Manmohan Singh ji was the Prime Minister, news was rife with reports of food grains getting spoilt. So, the Supreme Court asked the government as to why the grains were not being distributed among the poor. Manmohan Singh ji, who was the Prime Minister then, stated on record that they could not distribute the grains and that it was impossible to do it. That is the consequence of his thinking. I faced the same issue, especially during COVID-19. My first goal was to ensure that a stove should be lit in every poor household. So, I started working on it. I have stated this for the next five years as well because in the lives of those who come out of poverty…

For example, one returns home from the hospital. The treatment has been done but precaution is necessary. A doctor advises you to take rest for a particular duration after returning home, tells you what to eat and what to refrain from consuming, and what to take care of. Why? The illness has already been addressed, but if anything is jeopardized then the condition of the person would return to what it was. That is why poor people who escape poverty need handholding. They should not return to that state in any condition. Once they escape poverty, they should be empowered to stand strong. In my understanding, in the next five years, those who have escaped poverty should be able to firmly stand on their feet. Any unfortunate incident in their family, should not push them to poverty again. And only then will the country eradicate poverty.

 

Aishwarya Sharma: Mr Prime Minister, our country is the youngest country. Under your tenure, 10 lakh government jobs have been filled. Now, the Opposition has vowed to fill 30 lakh government jobs. In your third term, how do you plan to boost employment opportunities for the youth?

Prime Minister: You must have read the SKOCH report that was released. I hope your TV channel studies the SKOCH report in detail and conducts a TV debate on this. They have analysed some 20 to 22 schemes of the government. They have published statistics about how many person-year-hours have been obtained. They have revealed how many hours it takes to build 4 crore houses and how many people it employs. They have published data for about 22 different parameters.

They have stated that 50 crore people have accrued benefits. Secondly, we brought the Mudra Yojana. We give bank loans without any guarantee. We have disbursed loans worth Rs 23 Lakh Crore. 80% of those who have received these loans are first-timers. Some have started their businesses and have employed a few people in this process. Start-ups used to be in the thousands and now they are in lakhs. People have been employed in this process, right? Consider that a 1000-kilometre road is being built and think about how many jobs are created. So, if a 2000-kilometre road is being built more people will be employed, right? Today, road and rail construction has doubled, electrification has doubled, and mobile towers are reaching every corner of India. All this is being created by people who have received jobs. That is why a lie is being peddled.

 What’s important is that we must move towards creating jobs for ourselves. The youth in this country are in the mood to do something and be productive and we must help them. We must encourage them. Our Mudra Yojana does exactly that. We also run the SVANidhi scheme. There are countless street hawkers, who are poor people. But today, they are taking money from the bank to run their businesses. Due to this, they can save money and expand their business. Earlier, a street hawker would sit on the footpath and now his goal is to buy a lorry. One who would owned a lorry earlier now wishes to provide home delivery services. Their aspirations are rising. This is why I believe that while people receive the benefits of government schemes, which will eventually result in development, we must also focus on several other areas.

 

Rana Yashwant: Prime Minister, your government works on the principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Beneficiaries avail welfare schemes without any discrimination – caste, religion, or community. Yet, the Opposition maintains that Muslims do not accrue the same benefits from these welfare schemes.

Prime Minister: You are the first person from whom I’ve heard this. The unique aspect of my government, in terms of delivering welfare schemes, has not raised any questions regarding discrimination.

 

Rana Yashwant: The Opposition has to say this.

Prime Minister: Even the Opposition does not say this. You are the first person from whom I’ve heard this. I have never heard this from anybody because everyone knows… and Muslims themselves say that they receive all benefits.

The primary reason is that I have two principles. First, 100% saturation. For example, if poor people must be given houses, complete delivery must take place. If 100% delivery is the goal, then where does the scope of discrimination even arise? Whether it is providing gas connections, building toilets, ensuring tap water connections, I believe in 100% delivery. Yes, some people will receive the benefits in January, some in April and some in November, but the scheme will apply to all and 100%. I believe that true secularism is when 100% delivery is done. Social justice is when 100% is done. So, if my mission is 100% saturation… and nobody has made this charge yet. They don’t have the courage to say it. I have lived in Gujarat as well, and on this topic, nobody can prop up any charges against me.

 

Rishabh Gulati: Mr Prime Minister, you have taken out time to sit with us and relay your ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Thank you so much. Best of luck for the polls ahead.

Prime Minister: I thank you all. I have been campaigning day and night…

 

Rana Yashwant: You are constantly on the move. We see you morning until night on the run…

Rishabh Gulati: Today, you had a big rally at 8 in the morning.

Prime Minister: I started my day at 6 am and went to Jagannath Puri temple to offer my prayers. Since then I have been traveling and have at last got time to meet you.

 

Rana Yashwant: Where ever you go, Jagannath or Kashi, there is a sea of people that comes to greet you. You have experienced it yourself.

Prime Minister: I realise that my responsibilities are now increasing. I also see that the public has taken ownership of elections. Political parties are not fighting the elections. The public has taken ownership of this election. And the results will be as desired by the public.

Thank you!