Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first prime minister, a part of Kashmir would not have been under the control of Pakistan, said the prime minister
GN Bureau | February 7, 2018
The partition happened due to the wrong policies of the Congress party, said prime minister Narendra Modi who called for building a new India.
In the reply to the Motion of Thanks to the president’s address, Modi on Wednesday said that not a single day has passed when the country has not suffered due to poison sowed by you.
"You divided India keeping elections in mind. You closed parliament's doors without heeding the people's wishes, the seeds you sowed at that time, its ramifications are being felt to this day," he said in the Lok Sabha.
He said that democracy "is in the blood of Indians" and cited the golden age of Lichchavi rule in eastern India and of Kannada social reformer Basava's teachings.
The prime minister added that had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first prime minister, a part of Kashmir would not have been under the control of Pakistan.
"We have to create a new India. Let us work together to fulfil the dreams of the people," he said even as the opposition chanted slogans.
"The workings of our previous government are responsible for the NPA mess. They are 100 percent responsible and nobody else. The banking policies of the previous governments were not proper. Middlemen were happy, the country was suffering.
"I have to tell the entire nation about the NPA mess our previous government created."
He went on to say that the government's efforts to eliminate corruption and black money are hurting a select group of people.
“Today, people who served as chief ministers are in jail. However powerful one was, if one has been corrupt, that person will be punished. We are in an era of honesty.”
"India's middle class desires good education facilities, affordable housing, good infrastructure. They want 'Ease of Living' which we are committed to providing," he added.
On the farm sector, the prime minister said that people are making politics over the plight of farmers. "The farm produce goes waste due to lack of proper supply-chain management. We are strengthening this sector in addition to food processing sector," he added.
"Even today, 20 crore people are living without electricity. We have made progress in electrification but we have miles to go."
At least 79 people were killed and 56 were missing as the flood situation in Maharashtra remained grim on Saturday. Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state, coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams, led to inundation of many regions and floods caused landslides in some places too.
Within days of announcing its new Electric Vehicle Policy 2021, Maharashtra Friday announced its partnership with Climate Group’s EV100 network to push and promote electric vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions. The policy, meanwhile, was also notified on Friday. Climate Gro
Severe rains battered Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara regions of Maharashtra with rains in Ratnagiri district breaking the 40-year record. As rivers in these districts crossed warning levels, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Coast Guard, N
Dr. Praveen Kumar, director, department of pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, talks about various issues including impact of Covid-19 on children, the need to protect them, and vaccinating pregnant women and lactating mothers. How has the pandemic affected
There has been an active debate globally and in India about the digital divide. This debate has gained additional weight during the Covid-19 pandemic because the acceleration of the need for digital access to health and other social services has thrown this issue into sharper relief. A critical public poli
The need for digital connectivity has never been more pressing. The pandemic has changed work ethos and day-to-day lives of people across the globe. The new norm is ‘Technology First’, as with people moving to digital connectivity to fulfill their requirements in daily life. India’s dream