I will fulfil expectations of people, says Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday
said he will fulfil all expectations of the people of India. “After completing
60 days in office I am confident that we will be able to fulfil people’s
expectations,” Modi said at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national council meet,
the first after the general elections, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
In his address, Modi repeatedly mentioned the
impressive show by the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls in which it got a majority. “In
the run up to the polls, I often said at rallies that I wanted 300 seats and
many of my colleagues advised me to not mention any numerical figure. But the
people of the country were in a mood to give,” he said.
“The people have discharged their duty brilliantly and
now it is our turn to perform,” he said. Modi said the world’s attitude towards
India had changed after formation of a strong government in New Delhi.
“Maybe, they were used to coalition governments. But
now they know that this government has got a clear mandate,” he added. Lauding
his government for bringing about a dramatic change in functioning within 60
days, the PM said many of the promises made in the manifesto of the party
before the elections were included in the budget and a roadmap had been
prepared for the same.
Modi further said the party could carve a separate identity
for itself by encouraging its workers to work for a social cause each year. “Every
party worker should work on programmes on the social issue for a particular
year,” he said.
In a veiled attack on Congress and SP, Prime Minister
Narendra Modi accused them of continuing to practice vote-bank politics to
divide society and asserted that disturbance of peace and harmony will not be
“BJP never accepts incidents of violence which are
taking place in the country. Peace, unity and harmony are the pre-requisites
for progress and there will be no compromise on this. Those who have suffered a
massive defeat in the elections are still not able to desist from engaging in
old vote-bank politics. They are engaged in disturbing the social fabric,” Modi
said addressing the BJP's National Council meeting.
His attack on rivals without naming them comes against
the backdrop of BJP being accused of fanning communal violence in Uttar Pradesh.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who stormed the Well of the Lok Sabha to
demand debate on rising communal violence, has said the violence in UP was ‘artificially
and deliberately engineered’.