In poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated projects worth over Rs 50,700 crore and said many other states do not have annual budgets as big as the sum being put into a series of multi-crore development projects in the state by the BJP-led government.
"In this era of 'Amrit Kaal', every Indian has resolved to make India a developed country. To achieve the target, it is imperative that India becomes 'Aatmanirbhar' (self-reliant)," PM Modi said. Attacking the Congress government, the Prime Minister said that those who ruled Madhya Pradesh for a long time "did nothing else other than corruption and crime."
VIDEO | "These projects will give new energy to the industrial development in this area. The central government is spending Rs 50,000 crore on these projects. This is not the annual budget of several states," says PM Modi in Bina, MP. pic.twitter.com/bvlirzwras— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 14, 2023
"People of older generations must be remembering how the Congress kept the Madhya Pradesh deprived of facilities like road, electricity and water. Under the BJP government, roads are reaching each village of the state and electricity in every house," he said.
Amid the ongoing row over remarks made on 'Sanatan Dharma', PM Modi claimed that the opposition bloc INDIA has come with a resolution to end 'Sanatan' culture. "This INDIA alliance doesn't have a leader...they have also decided on a hidden agenda to attack India's culture," he said.
Ahead of the G20 Summit, PM Modi had advised his ministers to strongly refute the opposition on their Sanatan Dharma remarks.