- PM Modi said that Congress' model is 'Khud ka swarth, parivaar ka swarth'
- He said that BJP govt has implemented many development programs in Himachal
- The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh has completed four years
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed the Congress party for ignoring the development of Himachal Pradesh for years. Addressing a public rally at the Paddal ground in Mandi, he said that the Congress' priority is to 'serve a family' while the BJP works on the principle of 'Sabka saath, Sabka vikas and Sabka vishwas'.
"There are two development models in the State. One is 'Sabka saath, Sabka vikas & Sabka vishwas'. The other model is 'Khud ka swarth, parivaar ka swarth'. The Himachal Pradesh government is working on the first model and has implemented many development programs in the state, the Prime Minister said.
He said that Himachal Pradesh is one of the most important pharma hubs in the country. During Covid-19, he said, the state has not only helped other states but also many countries.
Today, the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh has completed four years, he said, adding that "the government fought against COVID-19 and also made sure that development works in the state do not stop".
"Our government is alert about the damage caused to the mountains due to plastic. Along with the nationwide campaign against single-use plastic, our government is also working on plastic waste management," the PM said.
On Himachal's vaccination coverage, he said, "The government has announced to vaccinate children, aged 15 to 18, against Covid-19 from January 3, 2022, and 'precaution dose' for healthcare workers and senior citizens with comorbidities from January 10. I am confident that Himachal Pradesh will lead in achieving vaccination coverage."
PM Modi earlier today attended the ground-breaking ceremony for 287 investment projects worth over Rs 28,197 crores in Mandi to mark the fourth anniversary of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in the state.
A Global Investors' Meet was held in Dharamsala on November 7-8, 2019. The first ground-breaking ceremony of projects worth over Rs 13,656 crores to turn these proposals into reality was held in Shimla on December 27 the same year in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.