On Friday, October 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that previous government’s schemes were made just to publicize one family and for their political benefits, whereas his government is actually helping people.
PM Modi’s comments came when he was interacting with the beneficiaries of PMJAY at a rally in Shirdi after his visit to Sai Baba shrine. PM Modi was in Shirdi to observe the death centenary of Sai Baba.
Modi said, “Earlier too efforts were made but their efforts were only to publicize one family, they were just catering to a vote bank. They did not think about getting a electricity connection, a toilet for your home, a gas connection or to ensure that a good quality home is built”.
He said, “They only thought about their political benefits before executing a project. While we are thinking of actually helping people”.
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Modi alleged the Congress government for not delivering the required number of good houses for poor people and for not helping the poor. He said that his government has built 1.25 crore houses in four years and emphasized that his government could do it because of the intent.
PM said, “If the same government (Congress) would have been in power then it would have taken them 20 more years to build as many houses as we have built. Which means the poor would have to wait for 20 more years to live in a good house”.
Modi said, “We have the same employees, same infrastructure, what’s different is the intent”.