Speaking at a public gathering Jaipur where he laid foundation of projects worth Rs 2100 crore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress describing it as a 'bail-gaadi'. PM Modi was apparently referring to several top Congress leaders, including its president Rahul Gandhi, being out on bail in various cases. PM Modi also heaped praise on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for 'transforming' the state after Congress's 'misrule'.
"The way the programme in Jaipur has been organised is commendable. Hearing beneficiaries is wonderful. There are some people who will never appreciate good work done, be it by the Centre or by Vasundhara Raje ji but everyone must see the happiness of the beneficiaries here," PM Modi said.
"I can never forget the tough circumstances in which Vasudhara ji took oath in 2013. When she took oath, systems were not working properly. She has changed the work culture in the state," he added.
Modi laid the foundation stone for thirteen urban infrastructure projects, with a total outlay of Rs 2100 crore. He witnessed an audio-visual presentation of experience sharing by 12 beneficiaries of schemes of the Government of India and Government of Rajasthan. It was moderated by CM Vasundhara Raje.
The PM's beneficiaries interaction programme was held at Amrudon Ka Bagh in Jaipur. Over 2 lakh beneficiaries reached Jaipur from all 33 districts of the state to take part in this programme. State government made massive arrangements to ferry beneficiaries from different districts of the state.
According to a PTI report, the Rajasthan government spent over Rs 7 crore to ferry the beneficiaries of the welfare schemes to the rally in Jaipur. The money for this largely comes from funds for the schemes.
Highlights of PM Modi's Jaipur speech:
2:50 pm: PM Modi concludes his address
2:50 pm: Next year Rajasthan completes 70 years. Let us reaffirm our commitment of creating a developed Rajasthan, which will play a pivotal role in the building of a New India: PM
2:49 pm: No tolerance towards corruption. All our efforts are aimed at building a New India.
2:48 pm: Modi in Jaipur LIVE: Our aim is inclusive and all-round development: PM
2:47 pm: Modi in Jaipur LIVE: PM launches scathing attack on Congress, describes it as 'bail-gaadi'
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Initiatives like Mudra and Ujjwala are benefitting the people of Rajasthan. pic.twitter.com/AWzpBtMKRf— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 7, 2018
2:39 pm: Modi in Jaipur LIVE -
Fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the people of Rajasthan. pic.twitter.com/2FLaahtaKd— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 7, 2018
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2:31 pm: There are some people who will never appreciate good work done, be it by the Centre or by Vasundhara ji, but everyone must see the happiness of the beneficiaries here: PM
2:29 pm: The way the programme in Jaipur has been organised is commendable. Hearing beneficiaries is wonderful.
2:28 pm: The Central Government and the State Government are working together for the progress of Rajasthan, says PM
2:27 pm: Never forget the tough circumstances in which Vasundhara Ji took oath in 2013. When she took oath, systems were not working properly. She has changed the work culture in the state: PM Modi
2:25 pm: Be it living in harmony with nature or defending our nation, Rajasthan has shown the way: PM
2:22 pm: There is something very special about the land of Rajasthan. This is a land of courage: PM
2:21 pm: PM Modi begins addressing
2:20 pm: PM Modi lays foundation of infrastructure projects worth Rs 2100 crore
2:00 pm: PM Modi will shortly address beneficiaries of government schemes, and lay foundation stones of 12 urban infrastructure projects in Jaipur.
1:30 pm: The administration expects a gathering of about 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of 12 schemes run by the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state, where the party faces a crucial assembly election later this year.
12:50 pm: PM Modi reaches Jaipur, received by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
11:49 pm: The state government has arranged 5,579 buses to bring people to the Amrudon Ka Bagh stadium, officials said.
11:00 am: According to a PTI report, the Rajasthan government is spending over Rs 7 crore to ferry the beneficiaries of the welfare schemes to the rally in Jaipur. The money for this largely comes from funds for the schemes.
10:47 am: PM Modi's visit to Jaipur is being seen as a precursor to the launching of an official poll campaign in Rajasthan, due to assembly elections by the year-end.
10:15 am: Security drills have also been conducted in Jaipur to eliminate last-minute glitches.
10:00 am: Sensitive areas in Jaipur are covered by CCTV cameras ahead of PM Modi's visit, and temporary control rooms will alert the field units if they spot any suspicious activity.
Watch: What PM Modi said in Jaipur