Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a rally at Janjgir–Champa in poll-bound Chhattisgarh. PM Modi said that the BJP is committed to make a Chhattisgarh which is in line with the aspirations of the youth of the state. He also recounted how his government has changed the lives of the poor people through schemes like Ujjwala.
The prime minister said that his government is aiming to provide every person with a home by the year 2022. Talking about the steps taken by the government for the farmers, PM Modi said that through technological interventions, welfare of farmers is being insured by the government. Measures like Soil health Cards and Fasal Bima Yojana are benefiting the farmers immensely, he said.
Earlier, PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the Rs 1697.79 crore Bilaspur-Anuppur Third Rail Track Project in Bilaspur-Anuppur section of South East Central Railway in Janjgir–Champa. The 152 km rail route runs for 119.55 km in Chhattisgarh and 32.45 km in Madhya Pradesh. This track will not only ease passenger services but also augment coal transportation of SECL for its mines in Raigarh and Mand areas, an official said.
PM Modi pointed out that Chhattisgarh, as on today, was among the most developing states of India and reminded that it was former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had created the three states of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. He added that it is due to the vision of Vajpayee that all these states are progressing rapidly.
Highlights of PM Modi's speech:
# Chhattisgarh has changed the perception that smaller states suffer from political instability: PM Modi
# Through technological interventions, we are ensuring welfare of farmers. Measures like Soil health Cards and Fasal Bima Yojana are benefiting the farmers immensely: PM Modi
# Health Soil cards are being given to the farmers to ensure that they get to know suitable crops for their soils.
# The number of LPG connections given during 4 years of our rule is equal to the number of gas connections given since independence.
# We have decided to give LPG connection to both rich as well as poor people: PM Modi
# We took the task of constructing toilets in mission mode. We ensured gas connections to the poor under Ujjwala Yojana. Now, through Saubhagya Yojana, we are ensuring electricity connections in every home: PM Modi
# We have decided that toilets will be made in the houses of both rich as well as poor people: PM Modi
# Earlier, why only a select few, through their approach used to get houses? Do the poor not have the right to own homes? Corruption had ruined the governance system. We are committed to development for all. We want to ensure a roof over every head by 2022: PM Modi
# We are devoted to development and want to fulfill the aspirations of people. We want to enhance ease of living for the people: PM Modi
# I want to thank the people of Chhattisgarh. It is due to them, the state has a stable government which is devoted to development: PM Modi
# Atal Ji created 3 states - Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. It is due to his vision of development that all these states are progressing rapidly: PM Modi
# We'll make a Chhattisgarh that will be in line with the aspirations of the youth of the state; PM Modi
# There is no limit to development, says PM Modi
# Chhattisgarh today is among the most developing states of India: PM Modi
The prime minister will depart from Janjgir-Champa by helicopter at 4.50 pm and land at Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur at 5.40 pm. He will then proceed to New Delhi at 5.45 pm, the official informed.The term of the Chhattisgarh Assembly will end in January, 2019, and election dates are likely to be announced in the coming weeks.