Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a workshop for BJP lawmakers on the various pro-poor programmes of the government.
Here are the highlights of what he has said:
We always need to remember the faith that has been placed in us. We have been given a majority by the people.
Strong opposition in Parliament is beneficial.
We have been assured uranium supply for five years from Canada.
These are treaties which are extremely beneficial.
In the coming days, these treaties will have a massive impact on the deevlopment.
In the atomic energy map we have created a space for ourselves.
In the nuclear energy sector, we have been dependent.
When Sushmaji (Swaraj) speaks in the Parliament, you will get more details.
Do not worry about whether media shows your face. Focus on connecting with the farmers.
In Yemen, there was bombardment for 24 hours. They were ready to kill. And everyday, for two hours, we got the bombing stopped and we evacuated Indians.
Who were these people in Yemen? They were all labourers and nurses.
A minister of the government went there, and I salute General VK Singh for his efforts.
You might have seen on social media, if someone tweets Sushmaji, she replies even if it is at 1 am.
Could you have imagined or ever seen the Ministry of External Affairs working like that?
You might have noticed during the Congress regime, that Railways always focused on the sectors of the rich.
Was the country corruption-ridden or not? It is not there anymore. Am I wrong in saying that?
We are workers of the BJP. There is nothing more fortunate.
Since the day I became Prime Minister, this has been a government for the poor.
You place your trust in the people and no one else.
The path we have to take is that you interact directly with the people, and nothing else.
If you do this, you will see that the people will elevate you to great heights.
If I say that the previous governments are responsible for homelessness, am I wrong?
I seek a house for the poor, electricity, toilets, education for kids. Are the poor not entitled to these?
The money we save goes into benefiting the poor.
We will establish more hospitals than previous governments.
Why am I insistent on building toilets? It is for our mothers and sisters.
In the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ whose daughters are we educating? These are the girls of minorities and the poor, who are deprived of education and their rights.
If my Muslim daughters are uneducated, our country cannot develop.
I am the Prime Minister, and as Prime Minister, I demand something – beti bachao – no more female foeticide.
If I had said farmers will get a pension, I am lauded. But if I say everyone will be entitled to pension, no one cares.
I urge you to please give up your gas subsidy.
We save 200 crore rupees if 4 lakh people give up their subsidy.
This money will not go into the government’s treasury.
This money will go towards providing gas cylinders to the poor people.
We will save the forests. If one crore people give up their subsidies, one crore poor people will move from wood burning chulhas to gas stoves.
Politics only focuses on what resources the government has and how and to whom it should be distributed.
It is not politics that can save a nation but national service.
I salute the banks, who have made the PM Jan Dhan Yojana a success.
Students were not being granted loans. We have made provisions so that students will not be hassled because of the paucity of funds.
The neo-middle classes are the most ambitious. They do not want to go to the jhopdis.
They may not be able to sit on par with the rich, but they want to live with dignity.
We want to increase the purchasing power in the villages. But the money spent should not be unproductive.
In the villages you will now begin to see the changes.
The purchasing power of the villages will increase and it will boost the economy.
We have announced that farmers with over 33 per cent crop loss will be eligible for compensation.
On television, they show you colour images side-by-side with black and white images. That’s because most have forgotten what black and white looks like. That is what you also need to do – remind the people how things were and then tell them what you have done.