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Amidst continuing protests against the citizenship amendment Law, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that his government stood by the decision despite all pressure. PM Modi was addressing a public meeting in his Lok Sabha constituency in Varanasi.
Addressing the public PM Modi said, “For years, India had been waiting for decisions like repealing Article 370 and the introduction of CAA. These decisions had been pending for decades but we took them in national interest and we will remain firm on them,” he said while addressing a function in Varanasi after unveiling a statue of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya.
PM Modi said that our government is working on his concept of self-reliance and self-service. Our schemes like free gas connections and toilets cater to the poorest of the poor.
He said that the soul of Deendayal Upadhyaya would continue to inspire and bless them so that they could continue to work for the poor.
Modi said that when “we talk of a five trillion dollar economy in India, we must remember that tourism is a major part of it”.
“Besides nature, heritage tourism has a strong role to play in achieving the goal. Also, along with Varanasi other holy sites are being developed using new technologies. The Kashi Vishwanath temple complex will soon get a new attractive look. The Ram temple in Ayodhya will also turn into reality because the trust for construction has been formed,” the Prime Minister said.
At a separate function, Modi referred to the setting up of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. “A trust has been formed for construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. This trust will work rapidly,” he said.