PM Modi pitches for 'Congress free' India in grand old party's bastion

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-30 16:20 Davangere: Highlighting the achievements of the NDA regime ever since it came to power in 2014, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on Sunday said not only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but the entire nation wants to be free from the clutches of the Congress Party. During his address at 'Vikasparv rally' here, Prime Minister Modi said the entire nation is now pitching for a 'Congress free India'. "The last time I had come to Davangere, I had promised development. Now, Davangere is set to become a smart city. When people like you give me so much love and affection, there is no need for me to walk on the wrong path," he added. The Prime Minister said it is for the first that states have begun to feel the Centre is not only willing to listen to their problems but also ready to walk with them shoulder-to-shoulder. He also asserted that the ruling dispensation at the Centre is striving hard to eliminate middle-men as they take away the benefits of the schemes launched by the government for the poor. "But my government has also taken the decision to make India 'middlemen' free. People criticize me for not doing 'big things'. The previous governments did big things for big people and took advantage," he said. "I was surprised that people in the country were burdened with many redundant laws. My government had removed over 1200 such laws," he added. (ANI)