The passage of bill that provides 10 per cent quota for the general category poor in jobs and education is a “strong answer” by Parliament to those spreading lies on the move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Wednesday.
On the passage of the Citizenship Bill which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Modi said, “I want to assure the people of Assam and North East that their rights will not be hurt after passage of the bill.”
Addressing a public rally, Modi hoped the bill is passed in Rajya Sabha by members respecting the public opinion.
He termed the the passage of the bill in the Lok Sabha as a “historic” step which seeks to uplift the deprived sections and also illustrates the commitment of the government to prioritising the good of those needing it the most.
Speaking after inaugurating a highway project built at an investment of over Rs 970 crore, Modi said Solapur will soon be covered under the Udaan scheme which seeks to link far off places with air connectivity.
Modi launched the four-laning of Solapur-Osmanabad section of NH-211, underground sewerage system and three sewage treatment plants and laid foundation stone of 30,000 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.