Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a rally in Odisha's Cuttack . The prime minister gave details of the work done by his government in last four years.
Launching a broadside against the Congress, the prime minister said that the party followed the policy of "family first" during its 48-year long rule.
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Taking a jibe at the Nehru-Gandhi family, the prime minister said that his government was guided by "janmat" and not "Janpath".
PM Modi counted various schemes launched by his government and said that Jan Dhan Yojana is a big hit and it has led to every family having at least one bank account today.
The Narendra Modi government completes 4 years in power on Saturday and the Bharatiya Janata Party has planned a fortnight-long programme to mark the occasion. Modi took over as prime minister on May 26, 2014 after the BJP won an overwhelming majority winning 282 seats alone.
The ruling party has also come up with a new slogan - 'Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas' - as it attempts to prepare ground for the big test in 2019.
While PM Modi himself addressed a public gathering in Odisha's Cuttack , BJP president Amit Shah shared central government's achievements with the media personnels in the morning.
All ministers -- both from the Centre and BJP-ruled states, MPs, MLAs, mayors and all other office-bearers of the party will reach out to personalities or experts or influential people across the country, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said in a letter.
Besides mega events in Delhi, regional press meets are also being planned in 40 cities, between May 29 and June 3, to showcase the government's achievements of the past four years.
6:34 pm: PM Modi concludes his speech with chants of "Jai Jagannath"
6:30 pm: The unprecedented self-confidence and willpower, presently being experienced by the country, are creating new records: PM Modi
6:28 pm: From solar alliance to international yoga day, the prestige of India and Indians has gone up. The extent to which power of Indian passport has gone up was never witnessed earlier: PM Modi
6:20 pm: India has received record foreign direct investment in last 4 years. India got membership of those international organisations for which it was waiting for long time: PM Modi
6:12 pm: Chaos was caused for some when we made strict laws against black money, it made many come together and stand on the same stage. Those accused in big scams are coming together now: PM
6:11 pm: My govt is focussing on 'transparency', says PM
6:08 pm: For us, good politics means development and good governance, says PM
6:05 pm: Jan Dhan Yojana is a big hit. Every family today has at least one bank account: PM Modi
6:00 pm: Poor are no more victim of votebank politics: PM Modi
5:55 pm: My govt is guided by 'janmat', not 'janpath', says PM Modi
5:50 pm: Northeast never became a vote bank and that's why it never witnessed development, says PM Modi
5:47 pm: Today, around four former chief ministers are in jail forcing all opposition parties to come under one umbrella. One family has ruled around 48 years in the country. The party believes in "family first" instead of "country first".
5:45 pm: It’s important to remember the questions that were in front of the nation four years ago. It should be remembered how caring was the family which ruled the country for 48 years: PM Modi
5:40 pm: Decisions like surgical strikes are taken only by a govt of commitment, says PM Modi
5:37 pm: In these four years, 125 crore Indians have come to believe that our India can change. Today the nation is changing from 'kala dhan' to 'Jan Dhan', from bad governance to good governance: PM Modi
5:35 pm: The President, Vice President and the Pradhan Sevak have had humble beginnings and that is why the NDA Government is committed to serve the people of the country: PM Modi
5:32 pm: Affection of people energizes me to work more, says PM Modi
5:30 pm: Confidence of 125 crore people can change India, says PM Modi
5:28 pm: PM Modi begins his speech
4:10 pm: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar congratulates PM Modi on completion of four years in power
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi को सरकार के गठन के 4 साल पूरे होने पर बधाई। विश्वास है कि सरकार जनता की अपेक्षाओं पर खरा उतरेगी।— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) May 26, 2018
3:45 pm: PM Modi to address a rally in Cuttack shortly
3:15 pm: Why has BJP failed to address runaway rural distress, asks Congress
3:05 pm: Nobody is safe in India under BJP govt, everyone is having sleepless nights, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
2:58 pm: People now know that Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo is harmful for the country, says Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala
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01:02 pm: Opposition is indulging in politics of lies. Their only agenda is to remove Modi, our agenda is to remove anarchy from the country, says Amit Shah.
12:58 pm: PM Narendra Modi ended politics of appeasement, dynasty and casteism; ushered politics of development: Amit Shah
12:55 pm: We have controlled inflation to a great extent. There was an unprecedented rise in agricultural product during the last 4 years: Amit Shah
12:50 pm: Demonetisation, GST historic steps, positive effects will be felt for years to come, says Amit Shah on 4 years of Modi government.
12:47 pm: Modi government resolved long-pending OROP issue in a year; took several measures like constituting SIT to curb black money, says Amit Shah.
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12:45 pm: Not a single scam taint on our government. We had promised a corruption-free government and we have delivered, says Amit Shah.
12:43 pm: Today, 20 states have NDA government. 65 per cent of states have BJP government, this shows people's trust in us: Amit Shah.
12:40 pm: Modi is the most hardworking PM the nation has ever seen. BJP provided the most popular leader in the world to the country, a PM who works for 15-18 hours a day. We are proud that this Prime Minister is a leader of BJP, says Amit Shah.
12:35 pm: BJP president Amit Shah addressing a press conference in New Delhi on the occasion of 4th anniversary of Modi government.
11:25 am: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath congratulates PM Modi and Cabinet members on BJP government's 4 years.
"I have faith that India will emerge as a super power in the world under PM's guidance.Congress must be prepared for another defeat in 2019: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said.
11:17 am: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) slams Modi government on its 4th anniversary."This government has failed on all fronts. PM Narendra Modi terms everything he does as historic, I think that is why fuel prices are at a historic high during his government: BSP Chief Mayawati on 4 years of Modi government," Mayawati says.
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10:20 am: The essence of the last four years is 'mera bhashan hi mera prashasan hai (only my rhetoric is my governance) and on all parameters the Narendra Modi govt has been an absolute catastrophe, says Congress leader Manish Tewari.
09:19 am: PM Modi shares a video with new slogan 'Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas' on 4th anniversary of his government.
08:11 am: On this day in 2014, we began our journey of working towards India’s transformation. Over the last four years, development has become a vibrant mass movement, with every citizen feeling involved in India's growth trajectory. 125 crore Indians are taking India to great heights, says PM Modi.
On this day in 2014, we began our journey of working towards India’s transformation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2018
Over the last four years, development has become a vibrant mass movement, with every citizen feeling involved in India's growth trajectory. 125 crore Indians are taking India to great heights!
08:10 am: Prime Minister Narendra tweets to thanks citizens of the country on the occasion of 4th anniversary of the BJP-led NDA government. "I bow to my fellow citizens for their unwavering faith in our Government. This support and affection is the biggest source of motivation and strength for the entire Government. We will continue to serve the people of India with the same vigour and dedication," PM Modi says.
07:00 am: Security tightened in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar ahead of PM Modi visit. As many as 100 platoons of police force (80 in Cuttack and 20 in Bhubaneswar) will be deployed as a part of the PM's security arrangements.
06:57 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Odisha today. PM will address a rally in Cuttack and will also visit state capital Bhubaneswar
Congress plans 'Betrayal Day'
While the ruling BJP is planning mega celebrations on the 4th anniversary of Modi rule, the main Opposition Congress said it will observe May 26 as Vishwasghat Diwas or Betrayal Day.
The Congress will hold press conferences in 20 different cities, including New Delhi to observe 'Betrayal Day. Top party leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and Rajdeep Surjewala will be leading the protest against BJP-led NDA government.
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