In a veiled dig at senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that his government had pledged to jail corrupts and some are already in, adding that “picture abhi baaki hai (full film is yet to come) and the work done by his government in 100 days is just a trailer.
“Our fight is against corruption and those indulge in such activities. In 100 days we took decisions against such persons. Some of them have been sent to jail,” PM Modi said at a public meeting in Jharkhand, adding that the focus of his government is to end corruption.“A massive crackdown on corruption has begun. Those people who will try to loot the public will be shown their right places,” he said.
PM Modi launched an ambitious pension scheme for farmers from here. Under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana’, farmers between 18 and 40 years of age will get Rs 3,000 monthly pension after reaching 60. “Our pledge is to rein in corruption, fight for rights of Muslim sisters, root out terrorism,” he added.
Talking about the development in the tribal areas, he said “Today for the development and education of tribal children and youth we are starting a very big project. We are setting up 462 Eklavya model residential schools across the country.”
Those who thought they are above law are now approaching courts for bail, he said. Talking about the two newly formed Union Territories, Modi said, “We aim to bring about development in J&K and Ladakh, the work for which has begun in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0.”
“Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest health assurance scheme, was launched in Jharkhand. Today, pension schemes for traders and farmers were also launched from this land of Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is the launching pad of big schemes beneficial for the poor and the tribal community,” he added.