Rajgarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who inaugurated the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, hit out at the Opposition for spreading "lies, confusion and pessimism". The PM made a veiled attack on the Congress and said some opposition parties were working with malicious intention against the BJP government, which was working for the welfare of people.
"People trust the BJP and its government. Those spreading lies, confusion and pessimism are cut off from the ground reality, " the PM said.
The Prime Minister paid tributes to Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and said it was his vision to strengthen education, health, finance, and security.
आज डॉ. श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी की पुण्यतिथि है। मैं भारत माता के इस सपूत को सादर नमन करता हूँ। उनका विजन आज भी हमारे लिए प्रेरणास्त्रोत है। pic.twitter.com/1Dbd4wnFp1
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"His vision was to impart skills to the youth and give them an opportunity so that they become capable of serving the country. Programmes like Startup, Make in India are a reflection of his ideas," he said.
"It was unfortunate that to glorify one family, deliberate attempts were made to belittle the contributions of other towering personalities in the country," he said.
Targeting the Congress, Modi said the party which ruled the country for maximum years never trusted the people and their hard work.
"They did not trust the strength of the country. In the last four years, we never spoke of frustration and dismay. We are the ones who are marching ahead with confidence," he said.
Modi said in the last four years at the Centre and 13 years in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP had worked for the uplift and empowerment of poor, farmers and deprived sections of society.
He said when the Congress ruled the state, Madhya Pradesh was called a BIMARU state.
"The Congress never saw this as an insult to the people of the state. The BJP had worked hard to remove this tag," he added.
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Following his arrival in Rajgadh, PM Modi received a warm welcome from the state's Chief Minister. This Mohanpura Irrigation Project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in the district. It will provide drinking water to villages in the area.
(With PTI inputs)