New Delhi: People have seen the work a government with an absolute majority and they do not want a ‘Mahamilavat’ government, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The PM today replied to the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha. He thanked the various Members of the House, for adding vigour into the debate, and sharing insightful points
“A government that works for the people of India, sensitive to people’s aspiration, honest, transparent, against corruption and for fast pace of development,” Modi said in his opening remarks.
PM said that India has seen remarkable progress in the last four years. From foreign direct investment to steel sector, start-ups, milk and agriculture, aviation, India’s progress has been outstanding.
“We have become the second largest steel producer, second largest mobile phone manufacturer, 4th largest automobile manufacturer in the world. We are a nation with have a bumper harvest production.” he added.
Stating the highlights of his Government, he said one can easily see what his Government has achieved over the past in 55 months is way ahead of what has been achieved in the last 55 years -“Sanitation coverage has crossed 98 %, over 10 crore toilets have been built for our people. In 55 years, 12 crore gas connection were given. In last 55 months, 13 crore gas connections were given and 6 crore were Ujjwala. The speed of the work done and for whom the work was done, you decide for yourself.” he said.
The PM asserted that one is free to criticise him but in doing so they should not criticize the nation,
Talking tough on corruption, PM said his Government is working tirelessly to bring the corrupt people to book.
On Benami Law, he said it was his government that implemented Benami Law and now people are getting caught for having the benami properties.
Speaking on Rafale, PM Modi said Defence Minister had answered to all the allegations in detail and the controversy was being created by those who think no defence deal can be done without kickbacks.
About NPAs, PM said previous Governments left behind a legacy and those who fled the country are today crying on Twitter. “They are saying that I had taken Rs 7,800 crore but the government has attached properties worth Rs 13,000 crore,” he added.