Every poor will get home by 2022: PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Sep 2017 08:27:28



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lashed out at his political rivals, saying for the BJP, politics was not for the sake of votes as it considered the country’s development as the top-most priority.
“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,” he said.

Modi was addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the first ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ (cattle health fair) here on the second day of his two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi.
Stressing that his Government’s prime agenda was development, he said “Governance is not about politics or winning elections. The priority is the well-being of the nation.” “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,” Modi said.

Referring to the mega animal fair spread over 1800 acres of land here, he said “these animals don’t go to cast their ballot. They are not anyone’s voters.”
He said that by 2022, when the country celebrates 75th year of Independence, “every poor, whether in urban or rural area, will get a home”.

Modi, who also distributed Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana certificates to some beneficiaries, said, “When crores of houses are built across the country, it will require bricks, cement, iron and wood. It will generate jobs for thousands and open up new avenues of income and employment.” “If Modi will not take up such an arduous task, who else will,” he posed, noting that crores of families were still homeless. The Prime Minister also promised to double farm income by 2022 as he congratulated UP CM Yogi Adityanath for organising the Pashudhan Arogya Mela, which he said “will benefit the farmers across the State.”

“Doubling of farmers’ income is an area in which significant work is being done,” he said and added, “Let us build on the strides we have made in the dairy sector. Cooperatives can help in this regard as they have in other parts of the nation.” Modi said proper healthcare of the cattle through such initiatives would help increase milk production in India which is lower than in several countries.