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Congress merely talked of ‘garibi hatao’, Modi govt transformed lives of poor, says Amit Shah


Jharkhand, Jul 11 (PTI): BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said the Congress merely talked of “garibi hatao” (remove poverty) during its 60-year rule whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi took various initiatives to transform the lives of tribal and poor people as he, having lived in poverty, knew what it was to be poor.

Shah said the Congress kept the tribal and poor populations underdeveloped, but the Narendra Modi government gave them priority in development leading to their all-round progress in just four years. The BJP president, on a one-day visit to Jharkhand to tone up the party organisation ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha election, was addressing a function of intellectuals of “Janjatiya Samaj” (tribal society).

The Congress had been talking of ‘garibi hatao’ but it is Modi who took pro-poor initiatives to transform the lives of the tribal and poor populace, Shah said. “How life is without electricity? What happens to the poor when he or his family is struck by any disease? And this is the reason his government is administering the country on the philosophy of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (collective efforts, inclusive growth),” he said.

Accusing the opposition of “misleading” the people against the Centre and the BJP-ruled state governments, Shah claimed, “What the four-year-old Narendra Modi government did, the Congress failed to do in 60 years of its rule.”

Shah said that when the NDA government was formed, Modi had promised that the government would be of the poor, the Dalits and the tribals and it had worked in that direction only. And it has shown results as vaccination for all most all the downtrodden including ST families has been completed, crores of bank accounts have been opened under the Jan Dhan Yojana, 10 crore poor families, that is, 50 crore people are being insured under the new health insurance scheme for Rs five lakh, he said listing the NDA government’s achievements.

Most of the districts of Jharkhand, which were lagging behind in development, have been included in the central government’s scheme for development at par with the other developed districts, he said. The central government has disbursed over four lakh crore of rupees in the last four years to the Jharkhand government for its all-round development. Out of the four lakh crore rupees, given to Jharkhand, Rs 1.7 lakh crore was given against the auction of mines.

He claimed that the Modi government has electrified 20,000 villages of the country that remained without electricity even after 60 years of Independence and most of these villages were tribal-dominated or remote. Shah said that it was a historic decision on the part of the Modi government to raise the minimum support price (MSP) for Kharif crops to one-and-half times the cost of production.

He appreciated the works being done by the Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand. The state government was committed to providing electricity to all homes in Jharkhand by this year-end. Besides meeting the intellectuals, Shah held meetings with BJP’s assembly constituencies in-charge and office-bearers of the party at party office. Shah is also slated to meet volunteers of the party’s social media unit.


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  • Mona, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Congress merely talked of ‘garibi hatao’, and Modi govt garibi badao.
    do you think your lies and magic will work all the time

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  • Antonio DSilva, Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    from one donkey to another:

    1st donkey: We donkeys have transformed the lives of poor Indians.

    2nd donkey: Yes, see now our poor modis, adanis, ambanis are so happy, healthy and most of all wealthy.

    All remaining 1.25 crore Indian donkeys: jor se tali bajao

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  • mangaluru mohammed, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Modi government making poor even poorer .... Giving this kind of statement dont you think it wil dont give shoba to your face..???

    What did Modi did to poor?? Show us one such example where modi helped poor or visited poor farmers in his 4 years tenure....

    Modi made 200 visits to various counties enjoyed his stay in hifi locality with government money.... Nothing good done to bring up poor people or farmers....

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    imbe kudonji piece yenklena India da.Meklen poora janaklu nambuver ata mare..

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Amit's real definition of 'Garibi Hatao'.

    a) Turnover of a company owned by Shah’s son increased 16,000 times over in the year following election of Narendra Modi
    b) Revenue from company owned by Amit Shah’s son jumped from just Rs 50,000 to over Rs 80 crores in just 1 year.
    c) Firm of Amit Shah’s son, whose business is chiefly stock trading, turns to windmill generation with PSU loan.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    ....and BJP lies as usual.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Now even Shah is contesting with his master/s in Fekugiri.

    Or else what he meant was that BJp opened Jan Dhan accounts for poor with 1 Rupee opening balance. Even this task of opening the accounts was forced on bankers. So put 1 rupee themselves to keep the account active.

    Masters in deceiving the common man.

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Gomutre and gobar kao... .. gareebi hatao...

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    There can't be a better act then indira gandhi's 1972 land to farmers who cultivate it. This act alone transformed the lives of farmers. If BJP dare to bring an act similar to above

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  • Pramod Suvarna, Derebail/Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    he is grabbing farmers land and giving gift to his corporate friends

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  • DON, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Bit coin me lagavo
    Garibi hataao

    .

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Modi govt transformed lives of poor to slavery, says Amit Shah.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Oh yes Amit Shah, you certainly have transformed lives of Jay Shah, Ambani's, Adani's, Modi's, Reddy's, Chaddis, excreta, etc not the lives of the common man. You can con people once, twice but not all the time!!!

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    So we have now Garib hatao.

    For the Bullet train for the rich Gujarati businessmen, a large number of Garibs are forced to leave their land.

    Various methods are applied to force these poor people off their land, so the rich Gujarati businessmen can have their 150,000 crores Bullet train.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Garibi Hatao,
    Pakoda Banao ...

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  • Mark Dcruz, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Garibi hatao air Nimo, Choksi ko desh se bagaho.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Bark each other..... only that option left...

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  • Gilbert, Udupi/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Shah the great liar. Congress couldn't achieved in 70 years how come Modi achieve in 4 years?????? Does he hold magic wand or hand???? Why do you fool people with fake news. Shah be a gentleman and stop your sermon to fool n cheat people for votes.

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Yes... poor like Adanis, Ambanis

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  • 57"Chest, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Amit Shah you may have free refreshment at Indira Canteen along with Dalits , minorities, poor, middle class and non BJP supporters sitting next to you. This is just to begin with.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    The fifth five year plan was launched by Indira Gandhi government for a time period of 1974–1979.The objective of the plan was poverty alleviation but the slogan “Garibi Hatao” was not given to this. In 1980,congress government officially launched sixth five year plan for 1980 to 1985 with the slogan “Garibi Hatao”. So it was sixth five year plan which had Garibi Hatao as a slogan.

    In this plan top priority was given to agriculture, next came to industry and mines. Overall this plan was successful which achieved the growth of 4.8% against the target of 4.4%. The draft of this plan was prepared and launched by the D.P. Dhar.

    In 1947, during the time of Independence, only 1,500 of India’s villages were electrified.

    Between 2005 and 2014, the UPA-I and UPA-II governments connected over 1,082,280 villages to the grid and connections were provided to over 20 million households, out of which 19 million were given free connections.

    When the Modi government announced its new rural electrification scheme, only 18,452 villages did not have power supply.

    This meant that on average, the UPA electrified 12,030 villages per year while the Modi government electrified 4,842. Granted, most of the 18,000 odd villages the current administration had to tackle are in far-flung areas and remote locations, making its task doubly harder.

    Now Amit Shah talks like he is graduated from 'Jio university' which don't exist. Forget about 70 years past of Congress ruling in India, let BJP put the 'poverty elevation' index in the official portal of the government achived in the last four years of PM Modi's government.
    It is talk rather than delivering promise.
    Jai Hind

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Garibi Hatao better than Garibonko Hatao...........

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    His poor son became rich overnight!

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    But the thing no one (except bhakts) can understand is that- he closed the doors of that company which suddenly returned crores of profit from the losses the previous year.

    But Mr. Modi is providing corruption free government. Sorry, free corruption government.

    Take example of Rafale deal where he paid 3 times what UPA had agreed for the same aircrafts. Moreover the contract was given to Ambani to assemble/development of the aircrafts; who had zero experience in the defense field. Now no body gets a chaprasi job without experience. Wah Modi Ji, you are really great.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Since 2014 we are seeing Ambani, Adani and Baba Ramdev ko bachao...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Henry
    Have you gone thru the affidavits of Khangress candidates of recent State election?
    Dkc,nidderamyya, paradesi,george,harris,all have more than doubled their wealth since 2013

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  • David Paos, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    chaiwala paradesi & rss increased wealth 3 times more than any politicians

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  • Deepak, Mang

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Jobs are not created in heaven. Do u know how many employed by Tata ambani adani and ramdev. Unless like slaves govt not just giving Loan to chor business ppl taking commission and then loan waiver game plan. Finally they don't even pay to their employees and run out of country

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  • Truth Teller, Karnataka

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Stop your non sense talk Amitji!. We are fed up with comments of a jail bird!

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