Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Saturday lashed out at his political rivals. Politics was not for the sake of votes as it considered the country’s development as the top-most priority.
On the second day of Modi’s two day visit, addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ (cattle health fair) visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, he also promised to double farm income and provide homes to the homeless by 2022.
“Our (BJP) politics is not for votes, our culture is different. In politics, people do only that task which yields votes, but our character is different. Some politicians work only when it fetches them votes. But we have been brought up in a different culture…. For us, the nation is above all and it is our top-most priority, not votes,” Modi said.
Encouraging the farmers to adopt dairy farming (rpt farming) and animal husbandry as alternate sources of income, Modi said such initiatives would lead to “a new path of progress” that would not only raise farmers’ income but also the overall national (rpt national) income.
Maintaining that crores of families are still homeless, he said the government has decided to provide each of the urban and rural poor, a shelter by 2022 when the country celebrates 75th year of independence.
He also targeted the erstwhile Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for not providing to the Centre the list of homeless requiring houses in the state.
Praising villagers where he went to lay the foundation of a toilet for naming it as “Izzatghar”, Modi said, “I liked this word so much. Where there is Izzatghar, there is honour of our mothers and sisters. I also congratulate the state government for recognising it as Izzatghar. In the days to come those who are concerned about their honour, will construct more Izzatghar.”
Thanking Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for organising health treatment for cattle, Modi said the animals were brought here from different places and specialist doctors are here to treat them.
Modi said that the government has kickstarted a big battle against blackmoney, corruption and dishonesty.
“A common honest man suffers as corrupt used to loot him.
The campaign of honesty is going ahead like a festival. The way in which our trader brothers are associating with GST and Aadhar. Every penny of the people will be spent for their welfare. We are moving forward fast,” he said.
On the first day of his visit, Modi inaugurated 17 infra projects worth over Rs 1000 crore including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge.
He also flagged off the third Mahamana Express train between Varanasi and Vadodara.