Country’s devpt was never Congress’ priority: Modi

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Country’s devpt was never Congress’ priority: Modi

Monday, 26 February 2024 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress saying the grand old party was indulged in nepotism, corruption and appeasement.

The country’s development was never been its priority while it ruled the country for a long duration in past, he blamed.

“After independence, the Congress ruled the country for a long time but its focus was only in forming the government and not building the future of the country”, he said this while virtually inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth Rs 34,400 crores in Chhattisgarh under 'Viksit Bharat, Viksit Chhattisgarh'.

The projects he inaugurated were of sectors including Roads, Railways, Coal, Power, and Solar Energy among others. Addressing the programme, the Prime Minister hailed the development undertaken in Chhattisgarh saying that the dream of building a Viksit Chhattisgarh will be realised through the empowerment of farmers, youth and Nari Shakti.

"Today, we are moving ahead with the resolve of 'Viksit Chhattisgarh', The BJP has made it, and only BJP will improvise it," the Prime Minister said.

"Chhattisgarh has hardworking farmers, talented youth and a wealth of natural resources. Whatever is needed to develop, Chhattisgarh had it earlier and is there even today.

"You have blessed us in the recently held assembly elections. It is the result of your blessings that we are among you with the resolution of 'Developed Chhattisgarh'. BJP has made it, only the BJP will improve it. This is being further confirmed by today's event," he remarked.

During the occasion, PM Modi dedicated NTPC's Lara Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-I (2x800 MW) to the nation and laid the foundation stone of NTPC's Lara Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-II (2x800 MW) in Raigarh.

Prime Minister also inaugurated three key First Mile Connectivity (FMC) projects of South Eastern Coalfields Limited, built at a total cost of more than Rs 600 crores.

They will help in faster, eco-friendly, and efficient mechanised evacuation of coal, an official press release stated.

In a bid to boost the production of renewable energy in the region, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Solar PV Project at Rajnandgaon built at a cost of around Rs. 900 Crore.

Strengthening the rail infrastructure in the region, the Prime Minister dedicated the Bilaspur - Uslapur Flyover, built at a cost of around Rs 300 Crores.

This will reduce the heavy congestion of traffic and stoppage of coal traffic at Bilaspur going towards Katni.

Further, PM Modi dedicated a 50MW Solar Power Plant in Bhilai. It will help in the utilization of solar energy in running trains.

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