Taking another dig at Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said that people with “big surnames” ruled the country but India could not prosper despite having the best talent and natural resources.
Addressing the ‘Jagran Forum’ organised by the Dainik Jagran media group, the prime minister said, “People with big surnames came to power and went but no solution could be found to problems.”
Modi said the country had targets but lacked commitment and passion. He was seen making an oblique reference to the Nehru-Gandhi family.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2018
The Prime Minister asserted that the Government is keen to fulfil the aspirations of the people. He said India’s use of technology is becoming a model for the developing countries. He said that a combination of technology and human sensitivities is ensuring greater “ease of living.” He mentioned strides made in waterways and air travel. He mentioned shorter refill times for LPG cylinders, shorter waiting times for Income Tax refunds, passports etc. He said Government is itself reaching out to those who need the benefit of PM Awaas Yojana, Ujjwala, Saubhagya, etc. He also mentioned the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
He also alleged that poverty was not alleviated as it could hit the “vote bank” of parties in the past.
“If poverty was alleviated, how would the slogan of ‘garabi hatao’ be given … it would hit vote bank politics,” the prime minister said.