MP sees plot to portray PM in bad light

MP sees plot to portray PM in bad light

MP sees plot to portray PM in bad light

Mysuru and Kodagu MP Prathap Simha on Tuesday charged that conspiracies are being hatched to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi in bad light, by creating disturbances in the country.

At the valedictory of Tiranga Yatre vehicle rally organised by the party’s youth wing, Simha, the state unit president of the Morcha, said, “Conspiracies are hatched only to divert people’s attention from development works initiated by Modi. Anti-India slogans are raised on the campuses of some universities and the police are caning those who protest such anti-national activities.”

The MP said the BJP-ed National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre has got people’s mandate for five years and the party will make judicious use of this term. The previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was restricted to lip service and it made announcements rather than implementing them, he criticised.

He said the current dispensation at the Centre is making efforts to realise all pending programmes of the UPA government had announced 700 programmes in the last 10 years. However, it remained on paper, as the government failed to lay foundation for the projects, he noted.

Claiming that BJP government has already lit up 10,000 villages in the country, Simha said: “Our intent is to build 100 km of national highways daily, touching 50,000 km by 2019. As many as 427 of the total 430 works that were stalled during the regime of previous government have been executed, while the pace of work on laying railway tracks has also been increased to nine km per day against two km earlier. Smoke-free villages will be all over the country,” he added.

Simha also claimed credit for increasing maternity leave up to six months, for the benefit of pregnant and women in post-partum period. He also called for celebrating Independence Day with festive fervour and devotion on the lines of Eid Milad, Ganesha Chaturthi, Deepavali and Christmas, to respect the land.

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