PM Modi commutes in Delhi Metro to attend Ambedkar memorial event

  • PM Modi commutes in Delhi Metro to attend Ambedkar memorial event

PM Modi commutes in Delhi Metro to attend Ambedkar memorial event

He also presented a pair of slippers to a tribal woman under the Charan-Paduka (footwear) Scheme for collectors of Tendu leaves. Do you want to trust such people and ruin your children's lives?

Also under the scheme, the government has prepared the broad contour of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) and work is on to finalise parameters for identifying beneficiaries and hospital entitlement.

The PM said the Jawaharlal Nehru government ignored him and forced him to resign from the Cabinet.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other political leaders in the state today paid tributes to Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary.

Referring to himself, the PM said, "If today this brother of yours, who is the son of a poor woman and hails from a backward community, is the Prime Minister of the country then it is because of Babasaheb".

The prime minister was in Bijapur to inaugurate a health and wellness centre at the primary level, the first of 1.5 lakh such proposed centres at the village level across the country under the Ayushmaan Bharat scheme.

He said that after the first phase of Ayushman Bharat scheme, the next target will be to cover around 50 crore poor deprived population for their serious ailments by providing them Rs 5 lakh as financial security every year. "I have come here to say that the Centre supports your dreams, aspirations and expectations".

"Ambedkars Constitution had provided many opportunities for development of these districts but still they remained backward", the prime minister said. Modi told the gathering that the people behind the violent activities were from outside the state and it was they who were responsible for the deaths of local youths.

PM Modi announced that he will not call the districts in Chhattisgarh as "backward".

He inaugurated a slew of projects including a new rail lie, Internet service, roads and bridges here.