Shimla: In a bid to boost air travel between smaller cities by making flights far more affordable for “tier 2” and smaller towns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he wants to see people who wear hawai chappal (flip flops) in a hawai jahaz (airplane).
Prime Minister Modi was addressing a public rally at Ridge Maidan here after flagging off three UDAN flights on Shimla-Delhi route. He said those who have looted poor will have to return to them.
“Our government has brought down stent prices considerably. This benefits poor the most,” he added.
“We want our youth to get jobs, children must have access to good education, elderly must get affordable healthcare,” he said, adding that “it is a delight that several households in the rural areas have been benefitted through the Ujjwala Yojana”.
Sounding the poll bugle for next assembly elections in the state, Prime Minister Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) wave is entering Himachal Pradesh. “Time has changed. Now wave from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Delhi is entering Himachal Pradesh,” said Prime Minister Modi.
Taking a dig at Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s links with the disproportionate assets case, the Prime Minister said, “Probably no Indian Chief Minister has spent so much time with lawyers.”
The assembly elections in the state are to be held in late 2017 as the term of current assembly ends on 7 January 2018. Himachal Pradesh has 68 seats.