silvassa, Apr 17
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the nation belonged to each and every Indian and there was “no question of discrimination against anyone.” He also said, “This is not a Congress government but Modi’s govt. Here you’ve to work for public.”
Addressing a public meeting in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, he added, “Yes, as PM I am coming for the first time and it is after years that a PM has come here. But, I have been here many times in the past. When we assumed office, I sought details on impact of development schemes in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and we worked on areas needing attention.”
“Every Indian must have access to housing facilities. Earlier, do you remember how tough it was to get gas connections? One had to approach the local MP and the wait period was so long. In less than a year, Ujjwala beneficiaries crossed two crore. People in Dadra and Nagar Haveli have also got cookers,” PM Modi emphasised.
He further said, “Our government will never allow the poor and the middle class to be looted. Make your mobile phones your bank. I urge you all to download the BHIM App.”
Earlier, today, PM Modi had urged all citizens to serve the nation with their hard work and had said that India cannot be run by the government without the support of its people.
“Our nation was neither built, nor can it be run by governments, kings and politicians, but only by the service and hard work of its people,” he had said while addressing a public meeting in Surat.
The Prime Minister had also said that India always had a culture of service which started fading away after Independence.
“Since Independence, people wanted the government to do everything. But that has never been the nature of our nation,” PM Modi had said.
“Our nation has been built on the sentiment of our collective social responsibility,” he had added.
He had also said that so many `dharamshalas` (rest houses), wells, `gaushalas` (cow sheds) and libraries were built across the nation not by the government but by the people.
“After Independence, the sentiment (of collective social responsibility) started to fade away. But now we are again moving in the direction to revive that sentiment and people again want to do something good for the nation and its people,” PM Modi had said.
The PM dedicated a 550-bed Kiran Super-specialty Hospital to the nation built at a cost of Rs 400 crore.