Haven't the bad days gone away, Modi asks at first anniversary rally

PM talks about quick decision-making and highlights social security schemes launched by his government

GN Staff | May 25, 2015


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Addressing first of BJP's 200 big rallies on NDA's first anniversary on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi  asked “haven't the bad days gone away?”. This was his way of answering those who remind him of 'achche din promise made during his election campaign last year.

“A year ago you made a decision, after 30 years you elected a government with a clear majority. Today this government completes one year.”

Touching upon 'achche din (good days)' in his speech at Mathura's Chandrabhan village, the birthplace of Jan Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Modi said he did not guarantee 'achche din' for the people who looted the country.

"Last year, the coal scam was a burning issue. This year it is about auctions and money has been raised for states' coffers," Modi said.

He asserted that his government was committed to the welfare of the poor. "When I was elected as a leader I said this is a government dedicated to the cause of the poor," Modi said.

"The poor were not given the opportunity to enter banks for so many years. We opened bank accounts for the poor," the prime minister said.

A considerable part of his speech was dedicated to farmers, in the backdrop of a proposed land bill by the Modi government triggering a political storm and rivals terming the piece of legislation anti-farmer.

"We are making efforts so farmers of the nation get adequate water, electricity and land," Modi said.

"Farmers' suicide must not be politicised. We must look into why farmers are unhappy after 60 years of Independence."

The PM also stressed quick decision-making and end the of policy paralysis in his regime, while highlighting several social security schemes launched by his government.

Highlights of his speech:


We will get rid of poverty, make our nation stronger economically and make our nation proud globally.

We are committed to the cleaning of the Ganga and Yamuna.

 There are small traders who sell vegetables, milk, newspapers and have small industries. These traders employ 12 crore people of the nation.

Big corporates don't generate a lot of employment. It is the small traders and businessmen who provide the maximum employment.

The world is trusting India and this is bringing investment in India.

Did you ever imagine that a farmer in our nation could get pension after 60 years?

We want to create an environment where there is a sense of social security within people. We have also introduced the Atal Pension Yojana.

Every year someone who got a pension had to prove he was alive, we used technology to put an end to that.

 I'm not pradhan mantri, I'm pradhan santri.

We introduced the process of self attestation, according to which a citizen says, 'I honestly say these are my documents'.

Earlier citizens of the nation had to get the photocopy of their documents signed by an MLA - why? Is the citizen of my nation is not truthful?

Have thought of soil health cards for farmers, through this initiative the farmer will know about the condition of his land.

More than 12 crore people get gas subsidy benefits directly in their bank accounts.

We opened bank accounts for the poor. The poor were not given the opportunity to enter banks for so many years.

Some people are screaming because for 60 years their voices were heard in the power circles of Delhi. But there is no place for power brokers in Delhi now.

Last year the issue was coal scams, this year it is about auctions and money that has been raised for the state.

No report of any corruption, scam in this year.

Haven't the bad days gone away?

I want to ask you today, didn't I deliver on my promises? Loot has been put to an end or not?

Thoughts of three leaders have shaped us - Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyaya.

 In a small village here Pandit Deendayal was born. His message was - do not get tired, do not stop, do not bend, only keep working.

There is Shree Krishna in every part of this land. 
 

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