Union Home Minister Amit Shah claimed on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows the suffering of the underprivileged and has always worked for their development, accusing the Congress party of “neglecting” the OBC population. Amit Shah went on to say that the Bharatiya Janata Party was responsible for the nation’s first OBC prime minister. “Congress has always neglected the OBC community.
It is the BJP that is working for them. Congress ruled the country for 56 years but did not develop them (OBC community), but PM Modi worked for them in the past nine years,” Amit Shah made this statement while speaking at the national “Modi Samaj” conference held in Ahmedabad. “PM Modi has developed a strong organization in Gujarat after working very hard for 25-30 years. After serving as the CM of the state, he is also running the country as the PM and making everyone proud,” he added.
“The party has given many OBC CMs to the country as well. As many as 27 ministers of the OBC community are there in the Union Cabinet. It also gave constitutional recognition to the OBC Commission. Earlier there was no reservation in Kendriya Vidyalaya. Navodaya Vidyalaya, and NEET exams, but the BJP government provided it. We also created a venture capital fund for OBC entrepreneurs,” he said. The Union Minister claimed that the Prime Minister recognises the suffering of the underprivileged and has introduced numerous programmes over the past nine years to assist them.
“PM Modi has taken several steps for the poor. He himself comes from a poor family so he understands the pain of the poor. In nine years, he has given cylinders to 13 crore people, built toilets in 10 crore houses, provided houses to 3 crore people, over 3 crore people were given and around 70 crore people were provided free health care upto Rs 5 lakh under Ayushman Bharat and are also providing 5 kg of free ration to as many as 80 crore people,” he stated.
By 2025, the BJP wants to grow India’s economy to a $5 trillion level, according to Shah, who gave the Prime Minister credit for doing so. “PM Modi has restored India’s honour across the world. When US President Joe Biden says that he wants the PM’s autograph, it is a pride moment for every Indian. India was in the 11th position, but now it is the 5th largest economy in the world. PM Modi has now set the target of reaching a USD 5 trillion economy by 2025. We are already in second position in smartphone consumption, and mobile manufacturing and in third position in the aviation market, automobile, startups and renewable energy.
All this has been possible under nine years of the Modi government,” Added Amit Shah. Amit Shah arrived in Gujarat on Saturday and will be there for two days. At the Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, Gujarat, on Saturday, the Union Home Minister offered prayers. On Saturday, he went to Okha, Gujarat, for the “bhoomi poojan” and placed the institution’s cornerstone. He also visited the National Academy of Coastal Policing there. Additionally, the Home Minister broke ground and officially opened a number of projects in Gandhinagar costing a total of Rs 400 crore.