Help me in guiding people towards technology: PM to opposition
Deesa (Gujarat): In the midst of heated opposition of Demonetisation policy, in the Houses of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose his hometown Gujarat to request the opposition parties to help the countrymen in using technology.
The Prime Minister said that while having debates during elections just as the political parties come together during elections to call for increased voter turnout, they should join hands this time too, in national interest.
"From the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel I want to share something with my friends in the Opposition. During elections we have a lot of heated debates. But we all call for increased voter turnout. Likewise, yes, you can oppose me but do teach people about banking, using technology for financial transactions," he requested.
PM Modi said, "I request you all to enlight people that there is no need for them to waste their time standing outside banks or ATMs, e-wallets have brought banks to their mobile phones.
Hurt for not being able to speak in Parliament:
The PM stated that while he was not allowed to speak in the Houses, he has decided to put his views infront of public. The Prime Minister also said that he was depressed that the President had to intervene in the proceedings of the Parliament.
While stating that the government was ready to debate, he stated, "I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha so I am speaking in the Jan Sabha."
"Parliament is not being allowed to funtion, happenings in Parliament anguished our President, who has tremendous political experience," stated PM Modi.
The Prime Minister was addressing a public gathering in Deesa district of Gujarat where he went to inaugurate a new unit of AMUL dairy.
The Prime Minister also emphasised on the need to add value to the produce of farmers of the state and said that the country was ready to bring 'Sweet Kranti' just as the 'White revolution' was brought to the nation. "Along with 'Shwet Kranti', here there is also a 'Sweet Kranti.' People are being trained in honey products," the PM said.
"We sell our farmers' produce at very low prices. Value addition needs to be done to castor as it is demanded worldwide," he said.
What else the PM said:
- It is after a very long time that a Prime Minister is visiting Banaskantha but I am here not as PM but as a son of this soil.
- The farmers of North Gujarat has shown to the world what they were capable of.
- There was a time when people from Kutch & Banaskantha would leave their homes in search of better opportunities but when I took over as Chief Minister, I told them about the need to focus on water as much as they focus on electricity.
- The farmers in Banaskantha heard my request and embraced drip irrigation. This changed their lives and lives of future generations.
- The farmers here turned to dairy and animal husbandry. This was beneficial for the farmers as earlier, due to drought they had to commit suicide but changes took place.
- Farmers have adopted livestock leading to white revolution.
- We took the decision on currency notes to strengthen the hands of the poor of the nation
- With our step on currency notes, we have been successful in weakening the hands of terrorists, those in fake currency rackets.
- Who is unhappy with corruption? Not the richer section but the poor, the common citizens.
- We are standing with the honest people of the country, with the poor people of the nation and 125 crore Indians have supported us in our decision.
- You must have seen how bank officials and others who have stashed huge amount of black money are being caught. They thought they can escape through back channels but they didn't know that Modi has installed cameras in the back channels as well.
- Had asked for 50 days. You will see how things will change. This is a major step to rid the nation from corruption.
- These games of looting the poor and exploiting the middle classes will now be history.