PM Modi: Those against Budget 2019 are professional pessimists

Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and the state unit chief of the saffron party, Mahendra Nath Pandey.

Anab Mehdi

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Published on 6 July 2019 6:08 AM GMT

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Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri here on Saturday during his day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency to launch the BJP's countrywide membership drive.

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Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and the state unit chief of the saffron party, Mahendra Nath Pandey.

Anil Shastri and Sunil Shastri, sons of late Lal Bahadur Shastri, were present at the venue as also Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh, a kin of the former prime minister.

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Earlier, Modi arrived at the Babatpur airport here on his second visit to his constituency after winning the parliamentary polls held in April-May.

The prime minister then proceeded to launch a tree-plantation campaign -- "Anand Kanan" -- in the temple city, before kickstarting the membership drive of the ruling party, coinciding with the 118th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

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PM Modi while, addressing the crowd, discusses the following points:

- PM Modi paid homage to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

PM Modi paid homage to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. He said, "I pay homage to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjeeji. Today I have got the opportunity to launch a membership campaign from Kashi. It is a coincidence that this building is in the name of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyayji and the programme is starting from our Kashi. That's a trinity on which we're launching a membership campaign."

-PM Modi launched BJP's membership drive in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BJP's membership drive from Varanasi on Saturday in presence of UP chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP working president JP Nadda and Mahendra Nath Pandey.

- BJP has launched a toll free number for people who want to join BJP: 8980808080

-PM Modi talks about $5-trillion economy

PM Modi said, "Yesterday, you must have read or seen in newspapers and television about the $5 trillion economy. What does this five trillion dollar economy mean? It is very important for all of you to know what it has to do with the life of an ordinary Indian."

-Size of cake matters, so we have a goal of $5 trillion economy: PM Modi in Varanasi

PM Modi said, "There is a saying in English 'size of the cake matters', meaning, the bigger the cake, bigger the slice people will get. That is why we have a goal of a $5 trillion dollar economy. The bigger the economy's target, the greater the country's prosperity."

-Our goal will force you to think afresh: PM Modi

The Prime Minister also said, "The country was also run earlier and also progressed. But now, New India is excited to 'run'. This dream is linked to us becoming a $5 trillion economy. The goal I am talking about today will force you to think afresh and will fill you with a new goal and a new enthusiasm. With new resolutions and new dreams, we will move forward and that is the way to get rid of difficulties."

-We have also launched a water power campaign, it will help women: PM Modi

PM Modi also said, "We have already set up a Water Power Ministry to provide water to every household in the country and a water power campaign has also been launched. It will benefit our mothers and sisters who suffer a lot for water."

-Focusing on clean, healthy, beautiful India to make $5-trillion journey easier

PM Modi said, "We are also focusing on building a clean India, a healthy India, a beautiful India to make the $5 trillion journey easier. The contribution made by every citizen of the country to sanitation over the years has reinforced our efforts to build a healthy India. The Ayushman Bharat Scheme is also proving to be very helpful for a healthy India. About 50 crore poor people in the country are getting free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh every year. Nearly 32 lakh poor patients have benefited so far."

-We have to stop the wastage of water

PM Narendra Modi during BJP membership drive in Varanasi: More than the availability of water, the wastage and careless use of water are bigger problems. So be it use in homes or for irrigation, we have to stop the wastage of water.PM Modi in

- Building infrastructure in country according to 21st century

Talking about the infrastructural development in the country, PM Modi said, "We are building infrastructure throughout the country as per the requirements of the 21st century. Infrastructure for storing produce in villages, construction of modern facilities in cities, efforts are being made at all levels."

- 2 crore houses to be built in villages by 2022

PM Modi also said, "Nearly 2 crore houses to be built in villages only to have a pucca roof over every poor homeless by 2022. In the coming few years, 1.25 lakh km of roads will be built in villages."

- Those against Budget 2019 are professional pessimists

PM Narendra Modi: I am confident that we will achieve the goal of $5 trillion economy in 5 years, but some people ask what is the need for this and why is it being done? This is the section which is called 'professional pessimists'.

-Homestay culture gaining popularity

“These days homestay culture is gaining wide popularity. Even during the Pravasiya Bhartiya Divas, many people had offered to let guests stay at their homes. This can also be taken forward as a commercial activity, and thereby a move in the direction to become a larger economy,” said the Prime Minister in Varanasi.

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