“These animals don’t go to cast their ballot,” Modi said inaugurating a mega cattle fair
GN Bureau | September 23, 2017
On his first visit to Varanasi after the Uttar Pradesh polls, PM Modi announced and laid foundation stones of various projects on Friday and Saturday.
Addressing a public meeting in Varanasi on Saturday, PM Modi took took a jibe at the opposition saying that the BJP’s programmes are not aimed at gaining votes but to assist in the country’s development.
“Our (BJP) politics is not for votes, our culture is different. In politics, people do only that task which yields votes, but our character is different. Some politicians work only when it fetches them votes. But we have been brought up in a different culture. … For us, the nation is above all and it is our top-most priority, not votes,” PM Modi said.
Inaugurating a ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ he said “These animals don’t go to cast their ballot. They are not anyone’s voters.” He said proper healthcare of the cattle through such initiatives would help increase milk production in India which is lower than in several countries. The prime minister promised to double farm income. The fair is being considered to be organised for the first time on such a large scale. Approximately 1,800 acres of land is being used for this.
He also distributed the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana certificates to some beneficiaries. He said “By 2022, every poor, whether in the urban or rural area, will get a home. Building crores of homes will generate jobs and income. If Modi will not take up such an arduous task, who else will?”
Targeting the previous Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh, he said, "The previous government had no interest in giving homes to the poor. After mounting pressure, they gave a list of only 10,000. But the current government has given a list of lakhs of people to avail benefit,” Modi said.
He also performed Shramdaan for the construction of a twin pit toilet at Shahanshahpur village in Varanasi. He interacted with the people, who have resolved to make the village open-defecation-free. He appreciated their initiative of naming the toilet "Izzat Ghar."
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