Published: Mon, January 09, 2017
Money | By Oscar Reynolds

Govt aims at improving quality of life of poor people: PM Modi

Govt aims at improving quality of life of poor people: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for the party's pitch in the poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur, saying the poor and poverty were not vote banks for the BJP but "an opportunity to serve", and that despite their hardships, the poor had been "extremely supportive" of demonetisation. PM Modi was speaking at the concluding day of the two-day-session of the BJP National Executive in the capital where the party fine-tuned its campaign strategy for the upcoming polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid out the vision for the BJP-changing the lives of the poor and downtrodden. The national executive meet also recounted BJP's successes in 2016, including the party's win in Assam and formation of government in Arunachal. They said the BJP is also running a continuous refresher programme for its workers to keep them up-to-date with the latest information on the Modi government's achievements.

Though AAP is now only elected in the state of Delhi, the party is said to be looking at playing a bigger role in national politics, under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal. "People have a right to know where our funds are coming from", he said.

"PM observed very significantly that we need to make our political process more transparent, particularly spoke about political funding", Prasad said.

"In most of the surveys, the BJP is ahead of other parties despite the issue of demonetisation raised in every survey".

The Prime Minister had appealed to the people across the nation to bear the pain caused due to demonetisation for 50 days urging them to "punish" him if he fails to bring change. He further informed that the Prime Minister had thanked the people who had come out to support demonetisation.

"Congress made people stand in queues for milk, ration and everything, which ended after Atal Bihari ji took over", he said. "Revenues of all big states such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana have all gone up", Jaitley informed party leaders.

Two resolutions, one political and the other economic, are likely to be passed at the meet. "He also said this showed that by good governance the government could augment its resources", said Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Modi's recent statement is being paired with his camapaign against black money and demonetization.

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