The event was attended by women sarpanches and women associated with the ‘Swachhta’ campaign from across the country
The Four projects to take place in Panchkula, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Karnal located on the GT Road belt dominated by the BJP
Opposite faction said the inaugurated projects were launched by the previous government
Modi indicated that CM Khattar will be the face of party in the forthcoming elections in the state as he praised the functioning of the state government
RAVINDER SINGH MALIK
Ahead of parliamentary and assembly elections in the state, with launching and laying foundation stones of six developmental projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Kurukshetra kicked the election campaign for the 90 seats in the state, which is being considered as a master stroke by the BJP. Political experts are of the view that conduct of Modi’s rally in Kurukshetra has several hidden political meanings. The launching and inaugurating six developmental projects in five districts of Panchkula, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Karnal and Faridabad clearly indicate that the BJP wants to attract the voters of the GT Road belt.
Modi’s speech showed that CM Manohar Lal Khattar will be the face in the forthcoming elections as he praised the functioning of the Haryana government under the leadership of Manohar Lal. It is pertinent to mention that the foundation stones of the National Institute of Ayurveda in Panchkula, Sri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra, were laid, while Deen Dayal Upadhyay University of Health Sciences in Karnal and bed state-of-the-art National Cancer Institute at Bhadsa in Jhajjar were inaugurated. Out of the six projects, five fall in the health sector. It is learnt that in view of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s allegations of worse conditions of health institutes and inadequate health arrangements across Haryana, the BJP had planned to come up with health sector projects.
‘Honest trust the chowkidar’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government will speed up the campaign to rid the country of the corrupt, claiming that only such people had a problem with him while the honest trusted the ‘chowkidar’. Modi sought people’s support in the campaign while addressing a gathering here at the “Swachh Shakti 2019”, an event to recognise the leadership role played by rural women in the Swachh Bharat Mission towards achieving a clean and open defecation free (ODF) country by October 2 this year. The PM also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for six projects, including the National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar, Shri Krishna Ayush university in Kurukshetra and ESIC Medical College and Hospital at Faridabad from here. “In 2014, you gave your votes for an honest and transparent government. Middlemen and those who snatched the rights of the poor have been eradicated from the system,” Modi told the gathering. “Every honest person in the country trusts this ‘chowkidar’ (watchman), but those who are corrupt, have a problem with Modi,” he said. Modi said some people in Haryana are worried over the ongoing investigations by probe agencies against them. “Even in Haryana, you are witnessing how some people are worried because of probe by investigating agencies,” he said without naming anyone. There are investigations against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra for alleged irregularities in land deals in the state. The Prime Minister also mocked the opposition’s proposed grand alliance as “mahamilawat”, saying all the faces in this are indulging in threatening and abusing Modi. “All the faces of this ‘maha-milawat’ are indulging in competition of threatening and abusing investigating agencies, court and Modi,” he said while assuring that “this ‘chowkidar’ will neither be threatened or browbeaten with their threats and abuses, will neither stop nor bow down”.
PM dedicates ESIC medical college to nation
He also inaugurates 510-bedded hospital
The central government is working to provide good quality medical care to every citizen of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said while dedicating an ESIC medical college and 510-bedded hospital in Faridabad to the nation . “it s medical college will provide medical facilities to the workers and their family members of the region,” the Labour Ministry quoted Modi as saying in a statement. The ESIC medical college and 510-bedded hospital have been constructed at a cost of Rs 595 crore in a sprawling area of 30 acres, the ministry said. The associated hospital is equipped with modern equipment and will provide medical services in all specialities as envisaged under ESI Act. Services such as casualty/ emergency, OPDs, wards, modular OTs, ICUs, dialysis, blood bank, radio diagnostics, amongst others will be available in the hospital. The college also has in-campus hostel for boys and girls and residence for doctors, nurses, staff. Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narayan Arya, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharati, Minister of State for Social Justice and Employment Krishan Pal Gurjar, Haryana’s Minister of Industries, Environment.
Make sure that crores of toilets built are used: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon people, especially women in rural areas, to ensure that the crores of toilets constructed in the past over four years are used so that open defecation is curbed completely. Crediting women for being in the forefront of the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign, Modi pointed out that scores of women in rural areas were working hard to ensure cleanliness. “In four and a half years, over 10 crore toilets have been built across the country. We have to ensure that these toilets are used,” Modi said in his address at the ‘Swachh Shati-2019’ programme here. Referring to the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Prime Minister said the cleanliness ensured at the mega event, which has been visited by crores of people, had caught national and international attention. “We are all fighting to improve cleanliness around us and in the country. Even other countries are noticing the scale of this cleanliness campaign,” he said. “People from other parties made fun of me when I spoke of toilets from the ramparts of the Red Fort. I could understand the plight of the women who had to go out for defecation. “The taunts of those born with gold spoon do not prick me. I will continue with my efforts to make life better for women,” Modi added. Taking a dig at the Congress, Modi said: “Some people think that the history of India started from 1947 and started from only one family. It is has cut the country from the roots of history.” He said the efforts of his government were not only to make the country cleaner but also to cleanse it of evils like corruption. “Corrupt people are getting scared of this ‘chowkidar’. They are issuing threats to me and saying a lot of things about me. I am neither afraid of such corrupt people nor am I going to stop my efforts to free this country from such corrupt people,” Modi said.
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