Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Narendra Modi is the “first” Prime Minister of the country who is effectively playing his social role alongside political role and bringing about change in the mindset of the people.
“Normally a person active in politics is concerned with political role but it’s for the first time that the country is witnessing a Prime Minister not only playing his political role but is also not behind in playing a social role,” Singh said while launching an integrated waste management project in South Delhi.
In 2014, Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission and it was for the “first time” in Independent India that the people holding top posts were seen holding brooms and cleaning roads, he said.
The country has witnessed a “big change” in the two years in the form of “change of mindset” of the people, Singh said adding that after the Prime Minister’s appeal “over 1.5 crore people” gave up their subsidy on LPG cylinders.
“It’s a change of mindset that 1.5 crore people gave away subsidy benefit on one appeal of the Prime Minister. It’s no mean feat,” he said.
He said people are “losing faith” in politicians because of “gap” in their words and deeds and every political workers should remember to play his social role, besides political, to win the faith of the people.
He also said Indian economy is the “fastest growing economy” in the world, adding the government was working towards creating an environment so that everyone has a job to to earn livelihood by the end of 2022.
The Minister also asked the three municipal corporations in the national capital to take up sanitation on a large scale and top the rankings of the cities in the country.