Nadiad (Gujarat), 20 August, 2016: My press release during visit to Nadiad, Gujarat as a part of “Aazadi 70 Yad Karo Qurbani” programme:

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that Shri Narendra Modi stands for Mahatma Gandhi’s intentions for uplift of poor and Sardar Patel’s policy for unity of the country.

At a programme at Nadiad, the birthplace of “Iron Man of India” Sardar Patel under “Aazadi 70 Yad Karo Qurbani”, Shri Naqvi said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been taking India forward on the path of prosperity, safety and harmony with the intention of Mahatma Gandhi and policy of Sardar Patel.

On the occasion, Shri Naqvi while paying tributes to Sardar Patel, said that the entire nation will remain indebted to Gujarat which gave the country Mahatma Gandhi (who led India getting freedom), Sardar Patel (who instilled patriotism in the entire nation) and Shri Narendra Modi, who has made India move on path of becoming “ Vishwa Guru”. Today, every Indian is feeling proud of these great sons of India.

Shri Naqvi said that Prime Minister Shri Modi has converted into a reality the nation’s prestige, prosperity and safety. When Shri Modi was Chief Minister, the world used to talk about “Gujarat model of development” and when Shri Modi has become Prime Minister, the world is now talking about “India model of development”.

Shri Naqvi said that Prime Minister Shri Modi’s message is very clear that “corruption-free & development oriented” system is commitment of the Modi Government and the country is moving ahead on the path of development with this commitment. National security is the priority of the Modi Government and there will be no soft approach towards terrorism or separatism. Today, Pakistan, which has been a sponsor of terrorism, has been isolated at the global level due to Modi Government’s strong policy of “national security and peace”.

Shri Naqvi said that in its 25 months, the Modi Government has taken about 70 welfare steps which include Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhanmantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Pradhanmantri Ujjwala Yojana, Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Start up India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Stand up India, Make in India, Swacch Bharat.

A total of 22 crore 65 lakh bank accounts have been opened under Jan Dhan Yojana; social security and insurance cover has been provided to about 13 crore people. 14 crore people got LPG gas connection in 60 years and our government gave 4 crore new LPG gas connections in 60 weeks. 5 crore free LPG gas connections will be given to poor families.

Till date about 9874 villages out of 18,500 villages, which were not electrified since the independence, have been electrified. Our government has set a target to electrify all these villages in 1000 days. Subsidy worth more than Rs 35,000 crore has been deposited in bank account of needy people under Pahal (DBT).

Shri Naqvi said that the works which had not been done in last several decades, have been done by the Modi Government in its about “100 weeks”. The Modi Government has created an atmosphere of development and trust by moving forward with strong commitment to socio-economic-educational empowerment of villages, poor, farmers, dalits, women and weaker sections including Minorities. This has ensured development of every section of the society.