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"Narendra Modi’s record win draws wishes from India and the world"

From world leaders to eminent citizens from various walks of life to political rivals, a large number of people congratulated Shri Narendra Modi on leading the NDA to a historic win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

BJP leaders celebrate historic win, call Shri Modi

As soon as the results of the Lok Sabha elections started coming a large number of BJP leaders telephoned Shri Narendra Modi to wish him. This includes Shri LK Advani, Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri V Satish, Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal and Shri Ram Lal ji. Former Gujarat CM Shri Keshubhai Patel congratulated Narendra Modi on the BJP’s historic victory.

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Wishes from Sarsanghchalak ji

The respected Sarsanghchalak of the RSS Shri Mohan Bhagwat telephoned spoke to Shri Narendra Modi over the telephone and congratulated him on the phenomenal victory.

Wishes cutting across party lines

Leaders from other political parties wished Shri Narendra Modi. This includes one of India’s senior most and most respected politicians, Punjab Chief Minister Shri Parkash Singh Badal.

Dr. Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India 2004-2014) called Shri Modi and wised him. Other leaders from the Congress Party who spoke to Shri Modi include Shri Kamal Nath and Shri Anand Sharma. Shri Sharad Pawar telephoned Shri Modi to extend his good wishes on the result. Dr. Shashi Tharoor shared his good wishes on Twitter and described the victory as astonishing. Puducherry Chief Minister Shri N Rangasamy was among the leaders who wished Shri Modi.

Eminent Individuals from various walks of life

Among the eminent public figures who congratulated Shri Modi over the telephone include the revered Morari Bapu ji and Swami Ramdev. Governor of Chhattisgarh Shri Shekhar Dutt and Mrs. Kokilaben Ambani were among those who called up Shri Modi to wish him.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote a letter to Shri Modi  and wished him. He expressed confidence that India would progress under Shri Modi in the same way as Gujarat had progressed under his leadership.

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Legal luminary Justice VR Krishna Iyer, who is an old well wisher of Shri Modi wrote a letter to him in which he said that when the history of India is written the Modi chapter will be illustrious and luminously radiant to inspire coming generations.

International leaders wish Shri Modi

A large number of world leaders extended their wishes to Shri Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Shri Nawaz Sharif telephoned Shri Modi and wished him. So did President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President of Afghanistan and former President of Maldives Mr. Nasheed.

The King of Bhutan His Excellency Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuckand and the PM of Bhutan, a nation with which India enjoys strong relations called Shri Modi to convey their good wishes.

The President of USA Mr. Barack called up Shri Modi to congratulate him. Prime Minister Cameron too expressed his congratulations to Shri Modi over the telephone.

Prime Minister of Austria Mr. Tony Abbott, PM of Norway Ms. Erna Solberg, PM of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel are among the world leaders who talked to Shri Modi wishing him on the emphatic win.

The Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam called Shri Modi and wished the two nations continue to strengthen their relations in the years to come.

Also Read: World leaders greet Narendra Modi and he replies to their wishes

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e-RUPI voucher is going to play a major role in strengthening the DBT scheme: PM Modi
e-RUPI will help in assuring targeted, transparent and leakage-free delivery for all: PM Modi
e-RUPI is a person as well as a purpose-specific payment platform: PM Modi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched digital payment solution e-RUPI, a person and purpose specific digital payment solution, today via video conference. e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment.

Addressing the event, the Prime Minister said that the eRUPI voucher is going to play a huge role in making DBT more effective in digital transactions in the country and  will give a new dimension to digital governance. This will help everyone in targeted, transparent and leakage free delivery. He said e-RUPI is a symbol of how India is progressing by connecting people’s lives with technology. He also expressed happiness that this futuristic reform initiative has come at a time when the country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav on the  75th anniversary of independence.

He said in addition to the government, if any organization wants to help someone in their treatment, education or for any other work, then they will be able to give an eRUPI voucher instead of cash. This will ensure that the money given by him is used for the work for which the amount was given.

The Prime Minister said eRUPI is person as well as purpose specific. eRUPI will ensure that the money is being used for the purpose for which any help or any benefit is being provided.

The Prime Minister recalled that there was a time when technology was considered a domain of the rich people and there was no scope for technology in a poor country like India. He remembered when this government took technology as a mission, it was questioned by the political leaders and certain types of experts.  He added that today the country has also denied the thinking of those people, and has proved them wrong. Today the thinking of the country is different, it is new. Today we are seeing technology as a tool to help the poor, a tool for their progress.

The Prime Minister noted how technology is bringing in transparency and integrity in transections and creating new opportunities and making them available to the poor. He mentioned that for reaching today’s unique product, foundation was prepared over the years by creating the JAM system which connected mobile and Aadhaar. Benefits of JAM took some time to be visible to people and we saw how we could help the needy during the lockdown period while other countries were struggling to help their people, said the Prime Minister. He noted that in India, more than seventeen and half lakh crore rupees have been transferred directly to the accounts of the people via Direct Benefit Transfer. More than three hundred schemes are using DBT. 90 crore Indian are being benefited in some way or the other through in areas like LPG, ration, medical treatment, scholarship, pension or wage disbursal. 1 lakh 35 thousand crore rupees have directly been transferred to farmers under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, 85 thousand crore rupees for government purchase of wheat were also disbursed in this manner. “The biggest benefit of this all is that 1 lakh 78 thousand crore rupees were prevented from going to the wrong hands, '' he added.

The Prime Minister noted that development of digital transactions in India has empowered the poor and deprived, small businesses, farmers and tribal population.  This can be felt in the record of 300 crore UPI transactions in the month of July amounting to  6 lakh crore rupees.

The Prime Minister said India is proving to the world that we are second to none in adopting technology and adapting to it. When it comes to innovations, use of technology in service delivery, he said that India has the ability to give global leadership alongside major countries of the world.

The Prime Minister said that the PM Svanidhi Yojana has helped more than 23 lakh street vendors in small towns and large cities of the country. During this pandemic period, about Rs 2300 crore has been disbursed to them.

The Prime Minister said the world is recognizing the impact of the work done in the last 6-7 years for digital infrastructure and digital transactions in the country. Especially in India, a huge base of fintech has been created which is not present even in developed countries, he added.