Hitting back at those who are mocking him for poor delivery on election pledges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured the nation that he would not allow the country to tread on the wrong path.
Davangere (Karnataka) : “People sitting in air-conditioned rooms in Delhi criticise me for not doing ‘big things’. Previous governments did big things and took huge advantage of them. But I will not commit the same sin or allow the country to walk on the wrong path,” Modi said at a public rally in this Karnataka textile town, 260 km from Bengaluru.
Thanking the large gathering at the ‘Vikas Parva’ rally, Modi said those in Delhi had no idea why people flock to his public meetings in thousands even in sweltering summer heat.
Giving an account of his two year rule, Narendra Modi said his government had abolished over a thousand archaic and outdated laws to free the people from legal burden, while surveys have revealed that the government’s biggest achievement was the ‘Swacch Bharat’ campaign.
Also, citing the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, he said: “You don’t even get a cup of tea for Re.1, which I used to get when I sold tea. But people can now get life insurance for Re.1.”
Before the public meeting, Modi launched the Ujjwala Yojana scheme to provide cooking gas connections to the poor families in Karnataka, while noting that more than three crore families have got cooking gas connections in last one year.