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Preparations started for third term: Modi

The Prime Minister said the government is making a roadmap for the coming five years and the work is going on rapidly on major decisions in the first 100 days….reports Asian Lite News

In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Sunday that the preparations for the third term has already started.

While addressing a mega rally at Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on Sunday, PM Modi said, “Our government has already started preparations for the third term. We are making a roadmap for the coming five years. Work is going on rapidly on what major decisions we have to take in the first 100 days.”

“In the last 10 years, you have seen only the trailer of development, now we have to take the country much further,” he added.

“The 2024 election is not just an election to form the government. The election of 2024 is for a developed India. The 2024 mandate will make India the world’s third-largest economic superpower,” the Prime Minister said.

PM Modi highlighted the progress achieved by the nation in the past 10 years and said that ‘India’s time has come, India has started.’

“Today, modern infrastructure is being built rapidly in India. Today India is making unprecedented investment in building infrastructure. Today new opportunities are being created for the youth in every sector. Today the power of women in the country is coming forward with new resolutions. Today India’s credibility is at new heights, the whole world is looking at India with awe,” he said.

He further said that many initiatives were undertaken by the government towards empowering the poor.

“Modi reached here today after fighting the dark days of poverty and that is why Modi understands the sorrow, pain and suffering of every poor person. So I made schemes to address every concern of the poor. We have not only empowered the poor, but we have also given them their self-respect,” the Prime Minister said.

Emphasising the ‘Nari Shakti’, PM Modi said, “We made our women entrepreneurs. They are running their own businesses. 10 crore women are now part of the self-help groups. This was Modi’s dream and it is Modi’s guarantee that 3 crore women will be made lakhpati didis and we are working towards it. This is Modi’s guarantee.”

He further asserted to completely eradicate poverty as the nation moves towards becoming the third largest economy.

“I want to remind you all that when India was the 11th largest economy in the world, the poverty rates of India were soaring. When India became the 5th largest economy, over 25 crore people successfully came out of poverty. I guarantee you, when we become the 3rd largest economy, not only will poverty be eradicated, but a ‘new middle class’ will fuel India’s growth,” he said.

PM Modi also slammed the opposition coalition, INDIA bloc saying, “We started the fight against corruption. They formed the INDI bloc, thinking Modi will start feeling a fear of defeat. But India is my family, and I have nothing to fear.”

“Now those who have been indulged in corruption are behind bars. They don’t get relief even in the Supreme Court,” he added. (ANI)

Tejashwi Yadav tears into BJP

Former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who was at the INDIA bloc rally at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday, criticised the BJP-led central government’s use of central agencies against the opposition and said that the Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation and Income Tax are the cells of the BJP.

“The ED, CBI and IT are the cells of the BJP. Lalu Ji has been harassed a lot of times. There have been cases against me. My mother, my sisters, my brother-in-law, all the relatives of my father, there were cases against everyone. Many of our leaders are being raided currently. ED, IT raids are underway. But we are not going to be scared. We will struggle. Only lions are caged. All of us are lions. We are fighting for you,” the RJD leader said at the Maha Rally.

Opposition leaders came together in a show of strength at the capital’s Ramlila Maidan on Sunday to protest against the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi liquor policy case.

Hitting out at the central government, TMC MP Derek O’Brien said that this fight is “BJP versus democracy.”

“All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) is very much, was and will be a part of the INDIA allaince. This is the fight of BJP versus democracy. This fight is for Modi ki guarantee which has zero warranty. Zero warranty when it comes to price rise, jobs and protecting your institutions,” the TMC leader said.

National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and other INDIA bloc leaders were present at the rally in Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.

The grand rally was also graced by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Nationalist Congress Party (SCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s wife Kalpana Soren.

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21. He is in custody till April 1. (ANI)

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