In a bid to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s national initiative—Making of Developed India (MODI), home minister Rajnath Singh paid a visit to Rajasthan’s pink city today. Modi-fest, as the nation calls it, is an acronym of the prime minister’s surname. The fest aims at spreading the benefits of various government schemes among the Indian masses and including the youth population in this drive. The glorious fest kicked off in Rajasthan on June 2. Home minister Rajnath Singh was here to inaugurate the Modi-fest scheduled for Jaipur City today.
He was received by chief minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP state president Ashok Parnami and home minister for state Gulab Chand Kataria at Sanganer airport, today morning. Following the inauguration of Making of Developed India, Singh addressed a meeting of party workers in Dudu and chaired a meeting with his fellow ministers at Birla auditorium Jaipur. He took this occasion to speak about local issues and also expressed concern over the growing unrest among the farmer communities.
He recommended state BJP party members to work in the farmer’s interest because unless the government uplifts the status of farmers in India, the country can’t progress. Indian farmers contribute a large share to the country’s wealth. Having said this, Singh shed some light on the prime minister’s vision of doubling farmer incomes before 2022. For those who don’t know, Raje government has already started working in this direction. Kota GRAM 2017, which was held for Hadoti farmers, last month offered a global platform where farmers interacted with the experts and learnt the intricacies of modern farming.
Singh seemed content with the Indo-Pak border security measures in Rajasthan. He assured the natives that the centre had taken appropriate measures to seal the borders and the state is much safer than before.
When questioned about the MP farmer agitation, Singh said that there wasn’t any need of security forces during farmer’s protest, but with the involvement of some external forces, the silent protest turned into an agitation. The centre had started an enquiry in this matter and expects the state ministry to hand over full details of the happenings.
All in all, it was an eventful day for the home minister!