Narendra Modi: Prerequisites for peace, unity and harmony for development: PM Modi at the BJP parliamentary meeting | India News
Addressing the meeting of the BJP parliamentary party, Modi also made a covert inspection of his predecessor and leader of Congress, Manmohan Singh, saying that attempts were being made to create a controversy over the slogan ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ (Hail India ) in the same way. They were raised on ‘Vande Mataram’ after the fight for freedom.
In a recent event, Singh had said that the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ was being misused to build a “militant and purely emotional” idea of India that excludes millions of residents and citizens.
“Some people now find a bad smell in Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” Modi told parliamentarians at the meeting, sources said.
In his first speech at a party forum after the riots in Delhi, which left more than 40 dead, Modi said the national interest is paramount for the BJP, while for others the interest of the party is of paramount importance, said the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Pralhad Joshi, to journalists after the meeting.
‘Vikas’ (development) is our mantra and peace, harmony and unity are prerequisites for the country’s development, he told parliamentarians.
“We should not simply talk about it, but take the initiative to guarantee peace, harmony and unity,” said the prime minister.
Emphasizing his slogan of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwash’ (yet, development for all and confidence of all), Modi invoked the Sanskrit words of “manasa, vaacha, karmana” to ask the party leaders that work in the development of the country. With your mind, words and action.
Their call for peace, harmony and unity comes at a time when opposition parties accused some BJP leaders of delivering hate speech that, according to them, caused riots in the national capital. The opposition has also tried to corner the Modi government in Parliament on the issue.
With ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ in mind, they should work for the development of the country that, according to him, is supreme.
At the meeting, Modi also highlighted the benefits of Jan Aushadhi Kendra, who sells drugs at subsidized prices, and said he would interact with the beneficiaries on March 7.