Despite no votes, Kerala is equal to Varanasi for me: PM Narendra Modi
Kerala : After taking charge as Prime Minister of India for a second consecutive term, PM Narendra Modi addressed first public meeting at Guruvayur, Kerala. At the event, PM Modi said, ‘Kerala didn’t vote for the BJP but it is as much mine as is Varanasi’.
“Some Pundits think that BJP could not open its account in Kerala but Modi is going there to thank people. What is in his mind? We believe that elections have a place of their own but after elections the more important responsibility is towards the 130 crore citizens. Those who made us win our ours, those who did not make us win are also ours. Kerala is as much mine as is Varanasi,” PM said.
Slamming the opposition, he said India opted for building a new India. “People choose their ‘jan pratinidhi’ for 5 years but we are ‘jan sevak’ who is committed to serving the people, life long,” Modi stated.
He also assured that his government will provide all kind of support to Kerala in dealing with Nipah virus crisis in the state. “I assure you that Govt of India is standing with you, with Kerala govt and is working towards providing you all facilities for protection against Nipah virus,” Modi stated.
He also asked Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government to allow the residents of the state to avail the benefits of Ayushman Bharat scheme. “Kerala govt has refused to connect with Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Today I publicly request them to allow the residents of Kerala the benefits of this scheme,” the Prime Minister said.
Later in the day, he will leave for Sri Lanka visit, he will be the first Prime Minister to visit the place after Easter Day bombing.