The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed on the need to frame policies which will guarantee dignity with self-sufficiency to the needy. He also attacked the previous UPA government saying their schemes to uplift the poor will only make them more dependent.
Modi said during a function at Mahatma Mandir in Ahmedabad today, “A person breaks down completely when he becomes dependent on others. In such a situation, he would think of dying instead of living such life. There is no better thing than bringing such persons out from that miserable situation”.
“Due to our bad luck, the schemes and programmes that run in our country are such that they make poor people dependent on government instead of making them self-dependent and self-confident. If government programmes stop, the poor will die of hunger”, Modi added.
“Can’t we change this situation? God has given us hands, intelligence, education and in the same way he has given all those things to dalit, tribal and poor. What he has not got is opportunity. If he gets opportunity, he would also not like to live a life of dependent,” Modi said.
Modi inaugurated 11 new welfare schemes of Gujarat government for uplift of youth, women, people under BPL category along with schemes of medical services for poor, on the occasion of his birthday today.