On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked for another five years to make nation developed.
At the release of Party Manifesto for upcoming Lok Sabha election, PM Modi stated that he utilized the first five years to fulfill the basic needs of the common people. Now, in another term, he will do the transformation of the country and make it developed nation by 2047 when India will also celebrate 100 years of Independence.
Then later, he again said that in the next tenure he would get, he will devote its strength to empower the farmers and poor, remarking that the aspirational levels have risen in keeping with heightened expectations.
Further, Modi said that BJP aspires India to move ahead in every sector and therefore they made the manifesto concentrated on a multidimensional approach towards growth in every field. He also stated that BJP’s political vision revolves around ‘antyodaya’ (integral humanism), ‘rashtravaad’ (nationalism), and ‘sushaasan’ (good governance).
Then he said,
“It is said that 21st century belongs to Asia and today I am asking why can’t India lead. .. or should India lead or not? Our manifesto says when our country completes 100 years of Independence in 2047, then it should be transformed as a developed nation, moving on from the developing tag. For that 2019-2024 will be utilised for laying a strong foundation.”
Later he took the example of Mahatma Gandhi and said he converted his freedom struggle campaign into a mass movement, then Modi said development must be carried out similarly with proactive support of masses. He then said that empowerment of the lower people is only possible when they begin to seek as well as desire change.
“Two decades have gone in 21st century but I had to work on basic requirements of the people, which should have been addressed in 50s and 60s.”
Modi asserted that BJP’s inspiration is nationalism, philosophy is inclusion and mantra is good governance.
Further while agreeing with speeches by party colleagues at the manifesto launch, he said,
“The ‘Sankalp Patra’ (document of resolve) of the BJP had 75 definitive, time-bound targets for the country…We want people to hold us accountable. Hence, we have set out 75 goals to be achieved by 2022.”
He also mentioned that the manifesto of the party is a “multi-dimensional & multi-layered” document which addresses the aspirations and expectations of all sections of the society, and it includes “jan ke mann ki baat.”
He concluded his thoughts by saying,
“We want to fight poverty rather than sit inside air-conditioned rooms. We first addressed the needs of the people, now we will fulfill their aspirations.”