Faridkot, January 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a public rally in Faridkot, Punjab. Urging people of the state to elect a BJP-SAD alliance Government in the upcoming elections PM Modi said, Punjab shares its border with Pakistan. For security, the state needs a Government committed to the safety of people not only of the state but entire Nation.”
PM Modi said that Punjab needed a Government that was committed to the welfare of its people and had the vision of development. PM Modi further appreciated the role of Parkash Singh Badal and said that he was a tall leader. “Parkash Singh Badal is a tall leader who only thinks about developing Punjab. With all his might he has worked for the welfare of the farmers and youth in the state. But I am hurt to hear bad words spoken against him in the current scenario.”
Taking on AAP in Punjab, PM Modi said that this party is an outsider. “Those who cannot be honest, how can we expect them to speak well about Badal Sahab or people of Punjab? They failed in Delhi and will also not win in Goa and Punjab,” PM Modi added. He also took a dig at them for calling youth of Punjab drug addicts.
Hitting out at the Congress party, PM Modi said, “Congress leaders labeled youth of Punjab as terrorists. How can that be accepted?” PM also added that there could be political differences in thinking but protecting democratic values must be at the core and hence, the dictatorship wasn’t acceptable.
Prime Minister Modi while addressing the rally further said that Centre wanted overall development of farmers and hence had been undertaking several measures for their welfare. “We want our farmers to prosper. We want their incomes to double and hence have initiated several measures. We brought the Fasal Bima Yojana. Our Government's initiatives are formulated keeping the welfare of farmers at its centre,” PM Modi added.