Press Trust of India
NEW DELHI, APR 22:
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that BJP’s reach was no longer confined to a particular class, urban centres or north India. He also underlined the support, during an interaction with the party’s MPs, MLAs and other representatives through his mobile application, the BJP had received from backward sections of the society.
“BJP cherishes the phenomenal affection received from all sections of society, in all parts of India. It is a privilege that the party has got such a wonderful opportunity to serve 125 crore Indians. No stone will be left unturned to fulfil the aspirations of our fellow citizens,” he said.
At the same time, PM Modi asked party leaders to refrain from making “irresponsible” statements, saying their responsibility has risen as public support has increased for the BJP. Further, he asked MPs and MLAs to take a resolve to solve four to five problems of the villages falling in their respective constituencies as he issued them several instructions to observe the ongoing ‘Gram Swaraj’ campaign between April 14 and May 5.
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it has always stayed connected to the people and now their job in power is to solve problems facing the masses, PM Modi said.
The perception about the BJP that it was a party of a particular class and urban centres or north India has changed and it has emerged as an “all-touching and all-inclusive” organisation, he said.
He highlighted that it was the BJP which today had the maximum number of elected representatives, be it from the tribal communities, SC/ ST or OBC and urged the representatives for expanding the outreach to people.
Taking on the criticism that his government had not created enough jobs, PM Modi said lifestyle and sources of livelihood have changed in villages as he emphasised his government’s efforts to boost self-employment.
Those doing politics over employment figure may do so but the government will provide the masses with self-employment opportunities by developing skills of the youth, he said.
Talking of his government’s ambitious health insurance scheme, ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’, PM Modi said wellness centres will be built in over 1.5 lakh panchayats by 2022 with the programme aiming to cover 10 crore families with a cover of Rs 5 lakh.
He also made a mention of several of his government’s welfare schemes aimed at farmers, youths and women among others and asked his party’s lawmakers to spread their reach.
PM Modi also answered questions from elected representatives of BJP across the country on various issues including skilling the youth, rural development and farmer welfare.
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