Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Telangana on Sunday lashed out against the atrocities against Dalits. He is on a visit to Telangana to inaugurate various projects, including a thermal power plant. “If you want to attack, attack me and not Dalits. If you want to shoot, shoot me and not Dalits,” said PM Modi. Modi urged the need for striving hard for the protection of the nation from such “anti-social” elements. Modi said that Indians talk about ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’, hence if Dalits are not accepted as fellow people the world will be unforgiving. “There are few bad elements and shortcomings in our society. What right do we have to ill-treat our Dalit brothers and sisters? It is our duty to protect them.” Modi added.
“Shanti, Ekta, Sadbhavana are central to the progress of our country,” said PM Modi. He said that ‘saffron revolution’ will happen in India since it is the colour of ‘energy’. Talking about the recent GST Bill getting passed in the parliament, he said, “Finally GST bill got passed in both the houses. Want to thank all political parties who helped the Govt pass this bill.”This is a revolutionary step forward towards ‘One Nation, One Tax’, will help boost the economy.” He also emphasized on the need for ‘white revolution’. He said that the cattle are assets, and as a country, we must give importance to dairy production.
Modi is in Telangana to inaugurate a number of programmes besides laying down the foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP). PM will be inaugurating Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s pet project ‘Mission Bhageeratha’. The Rs 40,000-crore pipeline water project ‘Mission Bhageeratha’ aims to provide safe drinking water at Komatibanda of Gajwel in Medak district of the state.
(with agency inputs)