Amit Shah praises PM Narendra Modi’s development-oriented approach
On Sunday, Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is probably the first leader to create systems ensuring the continuation of development work even after he left the post, pointing to Modi’s tenure as Gujarat’s chief minister.
Mr Shah laid the foundation stone of projects worth ₹244 crores in Ahmedabad and also in the surrounding areas, which are part of his Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, and hailed the development work that started in Gujarat after Modi became the state’s chief minister.
“After so much experience in politics, I have seen many types of leaders. There are some who just allow things to happen at their pace and go to cut the ribbon. There are such leaders also who work hard to ensure best development takes place during their tenure,” Shah said.
But there are some others, probably Narendra Bhai is the first such leader, who builds such a mechanism that development continues even after they have left,” he further said addressing a gathering in Bopal areas of the city. Shah believed that Gujarat has benefited a lot under the 14-year rule of Narendra Modi as the chief minister.
“Systems and arrangements were made in those 14 years which ensure development work takes place even after he has left Gujarat,” Mr Shah said.
The Union Minister inaugurated a civic centre and a reading centre with a capacity of over 150 students in Bopal , a supply of drinking water to Ghuma, a community hall, a party plot and various other projects.
Along with that he also inaugurated some projects of the Western Railway for redevelopment and increasing facilities at stations in the western part of Ahmedabad.
“It is my endeavour to ensure the development of the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha area and I thank all officials who have worked for the completion of these projects,” Shah said.
He said the government has taken responsibility for the vaccination drive by starting a massive work of providing a ‘Suraksha kavach’ (protective shield) against the coronavirus.
“I am pleased to inform you that around 86 per cent of those aged above 45 and 32% of people in the age group of 18 to 45 have been vaccinated in Ahmedabad. But, this is not enough,” Mr Shah said.
The remaining 14 per cent in the 45 plus age group and 70% youths belonging to the age group of 18-44 should get vaccinated and second doses as well. “This will provide protection to all,” he said.
Prime Minister Modi has taken up the task of setting up oxygen plants in hospitals and substantially augmenting the production capacity of the life-saving gas when there was a shortage of oxygen during the second Covid-19 wave.
He instructed the BJP workers that everybody in their area should be vaccinated. Further advising the party workers to fight vaccine hesitancy and spread the message that the vaccine is safe.
Mr Shah also said that the government has extended the free 5 kg food grain per person scheme till November for the daily wagers.
He asked BJP workers to spread awareness among the citizens about the scheme and to ensure every eligible person gets free food grains.