New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that ahead of the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) three agendas will be development, fast-paced development, and development for everyone.
His statement comes while interacting with BJP workers of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing.
The Prime Minister also hit out at the Congress party for not implementing the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme when they were in power and said, "Today, these people (Congress leaders) are talking about OROP. This matter was pending since decades, why didn't they do anything then? Why it was not implemented before? When we implemented the OROP, then they're also saying - 'we'll also give'."
He also chided the Congress President for making inadvertent claims and asserted that the entire nation is "making fun" of him.
Prime Minister Modi's comments came after Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while interacting with former servicemen on October 27, alleged that the "Centre can give Rs. 30,000 crore to Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani but cannot implement OROP".
"OROP can be implemented in Rs 8,300 crore, but instead, Rs 30,000 crore is being given to Anil Ambani without experience, without any background," Rahul had said.
Recounting the achievement of his government, Prime Minister Modi said that it was impossible to prepare for a competitive exam in a village without the Internet, but the same is happening now due to the reach of Wi-Fi and online study. "Earlier it was impossible to prepare for a competitive exam in a village. But today, the reach of Wi-Fi and online study has resolved the biggest problem of the young generation," he said.
He also underlined that through lakhs of Common Service Centers (CSCs), the lives of crores of Indians have not only become much easier, but their future has also enhanced to a great extent.
"I have always been persistent in making positive changes in people's lives. Digital India, with the help of technology, is an important effort to fulfill the dreams of the citizens," the Prime Minister added.