He takes your criticism as appreciation, he receives your hatred as love, he is not interested in any form of rewards or awards, his hard work and dedication says it all. He is our India’s most admired Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These words blend very well with the recent gesture of PM Modi towards the Congress President!!
PM Narendra Modi very well hit back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his ‘chowkidar-bhagidar’ remark, saying he took it as a compliment and not a criticism:
“These days I am dubbed a ‘bhagidar’ (partner) and not ‘chowkidar’ (watchman). I feel honoured to be a ‘bhagidar’ of the problems of the poor,” the prime minister said, referring to Gandhi’s insinuation that he was a ‘collaborator’ in graft.
“I take this allegation as an honour, I am proud to be a ‘bhagidar’ of the pain suffered by the poor, the hardworking labour class, the agony of a sad mother, a poor farmer whose crops get destroyed by natural calamities, of soldiers who brave bone-chilling weather as well as scorching heat”.
“I am a ‘bhagidar’ of that poor family which is forced to sell its land for medical treatment, of the homeless, of illiterate children, and of the unemployed,” said PM Modi in his answer to Rahul Gandhi.
हां, मैं भागीदार हूं और मुझे इस पर गर्व है।
मैं हर दुखियारी मां की तकलीफों का भागीदार हूं।
मैं किसान के दर्द का भागीदार हूं।
मैं देश के युवाओं के सपनों को साकार करने में भागीदार हूं।
मैं गरीब परिवार की पीड़ा का भागीदार हूं। pic.twitter.com/1zC2P7zcVB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 28, 2018
Rahul Gandhi made this unprofessional remark during the recent debate on the no-confidence motion against the government, Rahul Gandhi said the PM had promised to be a ‘chowkidar’ but had become a ‘bhagidar’!!
PM Modi was speaking at an event on “Transforming Urban Landscape”, marking the third anniversary of three key government initiatives related to urban development – Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and the Smart Cities Mission.
He also went around an exhibition on Flagship Missions of Urban Development and interacted with PMAY(U) beneficiaries and launched various projects related to urban housing and infrastructure and the Smart City scheme.
PM Modi highlighted his government’s efforts to build houses for the poor. “By 2022, we will try to ensure that everyone has a house. In order to meet this target the government has approved 54 lakh houses in the cities and also provided more than one crore houses to people in villages,” he said.
He slammed the non-UP governments before Yogi Adityanath took over as the chief minister for their work culture. PM Modi said the previous governments in Uttar Pradesh prioritized bungalows for their leaders over homes for the poor.
“I know how people used to live earlier. That is because they (those in power) had a one-point programme, which was how to decorate their bungalows,” Modi said, in an apparent reference to a row after former CM Akhilesh Yadav vacated his official accommodation.
Talking about the efforts of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Modi said:
“There is very close relationship of our mission and Lucknow city. Lucknow has been the `karmabhoomi’ of `mahapurush’ Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee made Lucknow the laboratory to improve urban life in the country”.
Modi laid out his `five Es’ mantra for the development of India’s youth.
“We are bound to build a system for future generations, where life is based on five Es: ease of living, education, employment, economy and entertainment,” the PM added.