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BJP National Convention: PM Modi sets tone for polls, says chowkidaar won't stop, no thieves will be spared

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 January 2019, 04:15 PM
PM Modi said we are working day and night to double farmers' income by 2022
PM Modi said we are working day and night to double farmers' income by 2022

In an apparent dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that 'chowkidaar' is not going to spare anyone and this is just a beginning. "Chowkidaar (watchman) won't stop, wherever thieves are, watchman won't spare them," said Modi while referring to AgustaWestland deal. The prime minister also said that opposition wants 'majboor sarkar' (helpless government) because they want corruption but the country wants a 'majboot sarkar' (strong government) for all-round development.

PM Modi said we take pride in the fact that there are no charges of corruption against our government and this has happened for the first time in the history of the country. "It has happened for the first time in the history of the country that a government that came into power with an absolute majority hasn't been accused of corruption," PM Modi said while addressing the BJP's National Convention at the Ramlila Maidan.

"These days there is a failed experiment taking place in the country which is known as the grand alliance. They have all gathered together to make a helpless government. They don't want a strong government which will lead to shut down of their shops," PM Modi said.

 He also targetted the Congress for trying to delay the construction of Ram Temple saying it doesn't want a solution to the Ayodhya dispute and is creating hurdles through its lawyers. 

"BJP rule proved that country can see a change and government can run without corruption, he added. The Prime Minister also talked about the initiatives taken to empower women in the last four years. 

"People made fun of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' for political opposition, but we have come a long way to free society of wrong beliefs that existed for decades," he said.

The prime minister said earlier governments saw farmers (annadata) as only 'matdata' (voters), while his government was constantly trying to address challenges faced by them. "We are working day and night to double farmers' income by 2022," he said. 

He also hailed 10 per cent quota bill given to the weaker section of upper category and criticised opposition saying it will enhance the confidence of 'New India' and asserted that the new arrangement will not encroach upon anyone's rights. "Ten-per cent quota given to economically backward classes is to meet the expectations of youths who were not getting opportunities due to poverty. This will enhance the confidence of 'New India'. The arrangement is without encroaching on anyone's rights," he said.

First Published: Saturday, January 12, 2019 03:31 PM
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