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Addressing a massive rally at Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh on the evening of 5th April, Shri Narendra Modi called for the need to bring down the Congress’ sky-high arrogance and punish them for their misdoings by voting them out from power. Shri Modi also urged the people to vote for the BJP and assured them of a strong and stable government under the NDA.

The BJP’s foresightedness in initiating policies for people’s welfare, as also the Congress’ slackness in adopting such an approach, was stated by Shri Modi when he spoke of how river Narmada’s water was being available to thousands of villages in Gujarat through adoption of technology and modernisation, while towns like Shivpuri were still reeling under severe water crisis due to lack of adequate attention by the Centre. This, Shri Modi, said was the biasness shown by the Centre for a BJP-ruled state. He further cited the example of how the hailstorm-affected states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh were treated differently, whereby the Congress-ruled Maharashtra got a chunk of the Centre’s funds while MP had to seek funds from the State treasury.

False promises of the Congress and their misleading tactics were further exposed by Shri Modi in his mention of how the Centre had miserably failed in giving employment to the thousands they had promised. Be it the Nirbhaya Fund of Rs. 1000 crore, which stands unused till now, or the repetition of promises made in the Congress Manifesto, Shri Modi gave examples aplenty that put forth the failure of the Centre in implementing good governance. Citing the Congress’ lack of concern for the Nation and their sole focus on retaining their chair at the Centre, Shri Modi said that the Congress’ only emphasis and their one-point-programme was to establish ‘the son’ and ensure a safe career for him.

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Madhya Pradesh

Taking a dig at Jyotiraditya Scindia, Shri Modi stated that he had never seen so much of arrogance in any political aspirant and wondered if the MP had imbibed the Congress’ trait of sky-high arrogance. He further spoke of how this arrogance was reflected in his leaving mid-way at a recent awards function organized by the Ministry of Power, to honour the best electricity companies. This, Shri Modi, said was because the MP had got a whiff of how Gujarat had surpassed Madhya Pradesh and won the best awards for electricity generation. “The reason for your MP's arrogance is his friendship with the same son in Delhi. Such arrogance does not work in a democracy,” said Shri Modi, even as he added how past doings of the Congress reinforce the fact that no party or person has insulted the chair of the Prime Minister like that of the Congress. “Congress leaders should remember that the Government is for the nation and not for any one party,” said Shri Modi.

Shri Modi also acknowledged Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s focus at ensuring better lives for the people of Madhya Pradesh, and spoke of how the ‘Bimaru state of MP’ had become a developing one under Shri Chouhan. “Shivraj ji built more roads, did more for power, irrigation in these 10 years as compared to 50 years of Congress rule,” said Shri Modi.

Recalling his early visit to Shivpuri, Shri Modi spoke of how he was honoured to have experienced the care and compassion of Rajmata Yashodhara Raje Scindia. Shri Modi questioned the people if the current Member of Parliament from Shivpuri had the same compassion as that of the Rajmata, to which the crowd replied in negation.

Urging the people to vote for the BJP and form a strong and stable government at the Centre, Shri Modi said, “Rajmata ji's blessings have always been with us. Make BJP win here and I take the responsibility of development in this area.”

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PM inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth over Rs. 1800 crores
July 07, 2022
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“Kashi today presents a picture of development with heritage”
“My Kashi is a great example of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas”
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“ The government has always tried to solve the problems of the poor, tried to support them in their happiness and sorrow”
“For us, development isn’t just glitter. For us, development means empowerment of the poor, downtrodden, deprived, backward, tribal, mothers and sisters”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of multiple projects worth over Rs. 1800 crores at an event at Dr Sampurnanand Sports Stadium, Sigra, Varanasi. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Smt Anandiben Patel, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath were among those present on the occasion.

At the outset, the Prime Minister thanked the people of Uttar Pradesh and Kashi for the massive support that they gave in the recent elections.

The Prime Minister said that Kashi has always been alive and in constant flux. Now Kashi has shown a picture of the whole country which has a heritage as well as development. The Prime Minister said that schemes and projects of thousands of crores rupees have been completed and many are going on. He said the soul of Kashi is internal, however, relentless improvement in the body of Kashi is going on. He remarked that the development is making Kashi more mobile, progressive and sensitive. “My Kashi is a great example of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas”, he said.

The Prime Minister, who is MP from Kashi, commented “I am happy to see the way the aware citizens of Kashi have done the work to give direction to the country. The citizens of Kashi have given a message to the entire country that short-cuts cannot benefit the country.” He praised the local people for preferring long-lasting solutions and projects over temporary and short-cut solutions. He said improvements in infrastructure and other spheres have brought tourism to the city and created new opportunities for business and ease of living.

Talking about the upcoming Sawan month, the Prime Minister said devotees of Baba Vishwanath from all over the country and the world are going to come to Kashi in large numbers. This, he remarked, will be the first Sawan festival after the completion of the Vishwanath Dham project. He said people have experienced in the past months how much enthusiasm there is in the whole world about Vishwanath Dham. He said the government is moving ahead with a goal to make the experience of devotees as rich and easy as possible. Various Yatras of faith are being made easy and convenient.

“For us, development doesn't just mean glitter. For us, development means empowerment of the poor, downtrodden, deprived, backward, tribal, mothers and sisters”, the Prime Minister said. He said the government is working continuously on providing pucca houses and piped water to every household.

The Prime Minister said our government has always tried to solve the problems of the poor, tried to support them in their happiness and sorrow. From the free corona vaccine to the provision of free rations to the poor, the government has not left any opportunity to serve the people. Digital India, Ayushman Bharat, increasing medical infrastructure is creating new opportunities for the people. The Prime Minister remarked that on one hand, we are expanding the facilities for CNG-run vehicles to make the cities of the country smoke-free. On the other hand, we are also giving the option of connecting diesel and petrol-powered boats of our sailors with CNG and taking care of Ganga ji.

The Prime Minister also noted the enthusiasm of sportspersons for getting a new sports centre. The Prime Minister said that the government is working on making all facilities for Olympics sports available in Kashi. He said international facilities are being created in the redeveloped stadium at Sigra. This six decades-old stadium will be equipped with the facilities of the 21st century.

The Prime Minister asked the people of Kashi to keep Ganga and Varanasi clean and expressed the confidence that with the support of the people and blessings of Baba Vishwanath, all pledges for the city will be fulfilled.

Inauguration and foundation stone of multiple development initiatives

In the last eight years, the Prime Minister has put a lot of focus on infrastructure development in Varanasi. This has resulted in the transformation of the landscape of the city. The primary focus of this endeavour has been enhancing the ease of living for the people. Taking another step in this direction, during the programme, the Prime Minister inaugurated projects worth over Rs 590 crores. Among these are multiple initiatives under Varanasi Smart City and Urban Projects, including the re-development of Namo Ghat in Phase-I along with the construction of bathing jetty; conversion of diesel and petrol engines of 500 boats into CNG; redevelopment of Kameshwar Mahadev ward of Old Kashi and over 600 EWS flats constructed in village Harhua, Dasepur; new Vending Zone and urban place prepared under Lahartara-Chowka Ghat Flyover; tourist facility and market complex at Dashashwamedh Ghat; and 33/11 KV Substation at Nagwa under IPDS Work Phase-3.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated various road projects including the construction of Four Lane Road over Bridge (ROB) on Babatpur-Kapsethi-Bhadohi Road; Bridge on Varuna River on Central Jail road; widening of Pindra-Kathiraon Road; widening of Phoolpur-Sindhaura Link Road; strengthening and construction of 8 rural roads; construction of 7 PMGSY roads and widening of Dharsauna-Sindhaura road.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated various projects related to the improvement of sewerage and water supply in the district. These include rehabilitation of Old Trunk Sewer Line in Varanasi City through trenchless technology; laying of sewer lines; over 25000 sewer house connections in Trans Varuna area; leakage repair works in Sis Varuna area of the city; rural drinking water scheme at Taatepur village, etc. Various social and education sector-related projects to be inaugurated include ITI at Village Mahgaon, Phase-II of Vedic Vigyan Kendra in BHU, Govt. Girls Home at Ramnagar, Theme Park in Govt. Old Age Women Home at Durgakund.

The Prime Minister inaugurated a synthetic athletic track and synthetic basketball court in Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Sports Complex, Bada Lalpur and various police and safety fire projects including non-residential Police Station building at Sindhaura, construction of hostel rooms, barracks in Mirzamurad, Cholapur, Jansa and Kapsethi police stations and building of Fire Extinguisher Centre in Pindra.

During the programme, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs 1200 crores. Among these are multiple road infrastructure projects including a six-lane widening of road from Lahartara - BHU to Vijaya Cinema; four-lane widening of road from Pandeypur Flyover to Ring Road; Four lanes of road from Kuchaheri to Sandaha; widening and strengthening of Varanasi Bhadohi Rural Road; construction of five new Roads and four CC roads in Varanasi rural area; construction of ROB near Babatpur railway station on Babatpur-Chaubeypur road. These projects will significantly help in reducing the traffic load on city and rural roads.

To give a fillip to tourism in the region, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of multiple projects including the development work of the Sarnath Buddhist Circuit under the World Bank-aided UP Pro-Poor tourism development project, construction of Paavan Path for Asht Vinakaya, Dwadash Jyotirling Yatra, Asht Bhairaw, Nav Gauri Yatra, Tourism Development work of five stoppages in Panchkosi Parikrama Yatra Marg and Tourism development various wards in Old Kashi.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation of Phase 1 of redevelopment works of Sports Stadium at Sigra.