Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the temple town of Shirdi in Maharashtra, to attend the closing ceremony of a year-long festival, which marked the centenary of samadhi of the Shirdi’s Sai Baba.
PM Modi even handed the keys to the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Grameen and had interactions with a few of them via video conferencing. CM Devendra Fadnavis and governor CV Rao were also present at the event.
While addressing the supporters of the BJP, PM Modi attacked the Congress party and alleged that the grand old party is keen on promoting the Gandhi family name only. “Previous governments were not serious about poverty alleviation; their sole objective was to promote a particular family," he said.
"The previous government in their last four years made 25 lakh houses. However, the BJP government has built 1 crore 25 lakh homes in the same amount of time, if that government was still in power, they would take 20 years to build the same amount of homes as us," PM Modi added.
In its last 4 years of governance, the previous govt built only 25 Lakh houses. In last 4 years, the BJP-led central govt built 1.25 Crore houses: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Shirdi, Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/sZMnIhvWVX— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2018
He promoted the tourism of the state and said it was encouraging to see Maharashtra always on the path of growth. “In Maharashtra, there are many places associated with faith like Shirdi. There are also places like Ajanta-Alora where devotees from all over the world come to visit," he said.
A permanent house makes life easy & provides enthusiasm to fight against poverty. Keeping this in mind, the govt has set the goal of providing a permanent house to every family by 2022. I am happy that we have completed half the journey: PM Narendra Modi in Shirdi, Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/ot4IgZbUgf— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2018
He later added that "I have been told that flights coming into Shirdi will be increased in frequency so that Sai devotees all over the globe can come to offer their prayers."