Addressing a rally in Abohar forward of the February 20 Punjab meeting polls, Modi urged voters to convey the BJP-led alliance to energy within the state for its all-round improvement.
The prime minister additionally slammed Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for his comment on ‘bhaiyas’ from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, saying Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Ravidas too have been born outdoors Punjab.
Referring to the suggestions of the Swaminathan Fee report, he stated that it was his authorities which applied them.
“Historical past is witness that Congress has at all times betrayed farmers,” Modi stated.
“There was a requirement for implementing the suggestions of the Swaminathan Fee report for a number of years however they continued to sit down on the file. Congress governments solely spoke lies,” he stated.
Modi stated when his authorities was fashioned on the Centre, it applied the suggestions of the fee.
He stated it was in his authorities’s time that there was a file buy of meals grains.
Attacking the Congress authorities in Punjab, Modi stated every commerce is captured by the mafia within the state.
He additionally stated that due to the Congress authorities’s insurance policies, no person was able to make investments in Punjab.
In whole Punjab, one voice is popping out and that’s to make the BJP-led alliance victorious and kind a “double engine” authorities, the prime minister stated.
“Double engine authorities means speedy progress. It means hunting down sand mafia and drug mafia from the state. The double engine authorities means flourishing of commerce, giving jobs and creating new avenues of self-employment,” Modi stated.
“Give one probability to us, give me 5 years after which see how the double engine authorities takes Punjab on a speedy path of improvement,” he stated.