Mumbai: Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has boosted India’s image on the global stage and “stupendous” work is being done under his leadership for development of the country.
Paswan heaped praise on Modi for his energetic style of working. “Modi means work and work means Modi,” Paswan, who is on a visit to Maharashtra as part of the NDA government’s public outreach programme, said.
The union minister, who today addressed a public rally at Kolhapur, around 375km from here, as part of the programme, told PTI that the “image of India in the world has got a boost after this government came to power.”
“Stupendous” work is being done under Modi’s leadership for development of the country, he said.
“Modiji has boosted image of the country around the world as can be seen from the overwhelming response to his foreign trips.
“This is the golden era for Indian economy. It is the government’s policy to empower the poor, farmers and youth,” said Paswan, whose party is a key constituent of the BJP-led government at the Centre.
Social welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna have ushered in a change in the lives of common man, Paswan said.
The NDA government, which last month completed two years in office, is encouraging Dalits and women to become entrepreneurs and providing necessary financial assistance in this regard, he said.
This is a revolutionary step, the Minister added.
The Union Food Minister said there has been a saving of Rs 1,0000 crore through a campaign against bogus ration cards. “Our ministry detected 1.62 crore bogus ration cards.”
After the Modi government came to power, the quantum of finances to states and revenue sharing has increased, he said.