Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on 6 February when the opposition questioned why some work had not been done, “I tell them I will do everything, but not one thing: I will never end your unemployment.” The prime minister was presenting his views in the Lok Sabha.
When the prime minister came to the Lok Sabha, the MPs of the ruling party sloganeered “Jai Sri Ram”. In response, opposition MPs chanted “Mahatma Gandhi ki Jai”. INC leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said this was a “trailer”. To that, the prime minister said, “Gandhi can be a trailer for you, he is life for us.”
Prime Minister Modi read a few lines of poet Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena in the Lok Sabha. The prime minister quoted, “लीक पर वे चलें जिनके चरण दुर्बल और हारे हैं. हमें तो जो हमारी यात्रा से बने, ऐसे अनिर्मित पथ ही प्यारे हैं (Those whose steps are weak and losers on the rut. We are loved by those who made our journey on such unbuilt paths).”
The prime minister attacked the INC and said that not only had the government changed in this country but the concerns had changed too. He said if his government were to run on the lines of the previous government, Article 370 would still not be removed from Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Modi said, “If we had walked the path of the Congress, the enemy property law would not have been made. The chief of defence staff would not be appointed. We make new roads for ourselves by thinking out of the box.”
Modi explains why he does not walk the Congress road
“If we were to walk the path of the Congress, even after 50 years, the country would wait for a law on enemy property and the benami property law would not apply even after 28 years. Our government would not appoint a chief of staff. Our effort is to increase the speed as well as the scale of work,” the prime minister said.
The prime minister said that the result of the rapid work done was that after seeing the people of the country in the past five years, “they gave us an opportunity to serve them again with more power to do it in the same manner”.
Prime Minister Modi said that Delhi, which seemed far away from the Northeast, has today reached out to the region. The prime minister said, “This is about electricity, about rail, about airports, mobile connectivity… we have tried to do all this.”
The prime minister said, “In this year’s Bodo agreement, all armed groups have come together. The most important thing is that it is written that after this there will be no separate demand for Bodoland. Today a new dawn has arrived, a new light has arrived too.”
Taunting the opposition, the prime minister said, “And that light will be visible when you change your glasses.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that under Kisan Samman Yojana, Rs 45,000 crore were transferred to farmers’ accounts without any middleman. He addressed the MPs of those states where the Kisan Samman Yojana had not been implemented yet. The prime minister asked why the farmers of these states should not get the benefit of the scheme. He said, due to politics, farmers were not getting the benefit.