Won't take path of sins, even if some tasks are undone: PM

Won't take path of sins, even if some tasks are undone: PM

Modi promises to end 'game of middlemen' in govt works

Won't take path of sins, even if some tasks are undone: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he would not let the nation go on the wrong path, even if some tasks remain undone. The prime minister said that he would “never go on the path of sins” and that the previous government had “yielded” to pressure from various lobbies, including diesel and petrol.

He was addressing the ‘vikas parv’ rally in the city. “I have come to you for two works. First you have to assess my work and secondly, you have to bless me,” the prime minister said.

Accusing the previous government of “extending big favours” to a few people, Modi asked, “should I commit the same sin? Should I go on the wrong path? When you have blessed me, there is no need for me to go on that path of sin.”

“There are some people in this country who talk of democracy, but don’t believe in the government elected by the people. They cannot digest (NDA coming to power). They wonder where I came from. I have come from this land, from among you,” he said.

He also talked about his government’s effort to ensure early payment of dues by sugar mills to sugarcane farmers and launch of e-platform to enable farmers to sell their produce online anywhere in the country for a better price.

The prime minister touched upon schemes introduced by his government like the crop insurance scheme, distribution of soil health cards, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana and soft loans for sugarcane growers.

The government had done away with 1,200 “obsolete laws,” which were a burden on the citizens.    

“The game of middlemen has looted this country,” Modi said, underscoring his resolve to check such agents involved in a majority of the central and state government works.

He expressed his government’s resolve to raise the limit of Ethanol mix in petrol and diesel from the current 5%. In some foreign countries, it is up to 30 per cent, he said. The idea of manufacturing ethanol from sugarcane was always there, but the previous government “yielded” to pressure from petrol and diesel lobbies, Modi said.

Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa appealed to the people overthrow the “corrupt Congress government” in the state. Yeddyurappa claimed that he would form the next government in the state.

More than 3 crore poor families have been given new gas connections by the government and five crore more will be covered over the next three years, he added.

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