Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India lacks good governance in some states. The Prime Minister said that development is visible is states where there is good governance. PM Modi said this while speaking at the birth centenary celebrations of Nanaji Deshmukh in New Delhi. PM Modi said that strength of a democracy cannot be restricted to how many people vote. “Yes, that is important but the real essence of a democracy is Jan Bhagidari and integrating people in the development journey of cities, villages. Regular Samvad with governments is required,” PM Modi said. PM Modi said that efforts have to be comprehensive and ‘outcome driven’ not ‘output driven’. Initiatives have to be completed on time and fruits of development must reach the intended beneficiaries, said PM Modi. Pitching for rural development, he said that facilities that are associated with cities must also be made available to our villages.
Today, we pay tributes to the great Loknayak JP and Nanaji Deshmukh, who worked closely with JP. Both these individuals distinguished themselves and devoted their lives towards the betterment of our nation, said PM Modi.
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PM Modi said that Loknayak JP was deeply popular among youngsters. “The likes of Loknayak JP and Dr. Lohia were active during the ‘Quit India’ movement, inspired by the clarion call of Mahatma Gandhi. JP was never interested in power politics,” the Prime Minister said. “Loknayak JP fought corruption in the nation. His leadership rattled those in power that time and during a march he was even attacked. At that time, standing shoulder to shoulder with him was Nanaji Deshmukh,” PM Modi. The Prime Minister said, “when Janata Government was formed in 1977, Nanaji Deshmukh was requested to join the Government as a Minister but he did not do so. He followed JP and preferred to devote himself towards rural development and making our villages self-reliant, free from poverty.”