Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Has silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi become deafening?

Has silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi become deafening?

Addressing the gathering on the occasion of the launch of India's first wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat, the PM said that Bastar and Bijapur are blessed by the chants of Babasaheb's name.

"At the suggestion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making a brief stopover in Berlin on 20 April after completing his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom". "I have come here to say that the Centre supports your dreams, aspirations and expectations".

"Bijapur is among the 115 aspirational districts identified in January this year".

The Prime Minister also dedicated "Sankalp Sthal", built in memory of Martyrs who laid down their lives fighting Left Wing Extremism.The Prime Minister also handed over the keys of houses built under Prime Minister Housing Scheme to 100 beneficiaries and will distribute residential lease-deeds to 100 beneficiaries.

Mentioning that Bijapur used to be regarded as a backward area once, he said that the district has earned a recognition across the country due to the pace of development and by courtesy of central schemes.

On January 5, Modi had asked officials to devote the coming three months in developing these backward districts. "If all people of the district and local administration, public representatives make an effort together then something which has not be done in the past 70 years can be achieved in a short time", he emphasised.

Appealing to Maoists, Modi referenced Ambedkar and said, "I want to tell the youth who have taken to the path of violence that Babasaheb has given us the Constitution, all the protection you want is in the Constitution. Ironically they remained backward despite enormous natural resources available with them", Modi stated.

Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, there are two initiatives, of which one was launched today by the Prime Minister.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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