New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government has saved over Rs.36,000 crore leakages in its campaign against corruption.
“In our campaign to stop corruption, our government has saved over Rs. 36,000 crore leakages. About one crore, 62 lakh ration cards have been recovered,” said Modi at India Gate while giving accounts of his government’s performance in the past two years.
“In Haryana, around six lakh fake ration cards were recovered,” he added.
Modi further said: “Corruption has eaten away our country like termites. Those who looted our nation are not happy with our government.”
“People ask me ‘Modiji you do such good work, then why are you criticised?’,” he said, adding what will people who get affected due to the steps taken by the government to stop corruption do except criticise.
“No one can disagree that previous government was infected with corruption, but after we came to power we stressed on eradicating corruption,” he added.
On cooking gas connections, Modi said: “In the next three years we will bring LPG connections to five crore people.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that as people increasingly repose faith in the work done by his government, his enthusiasm to work for them also increased.
“Over the last 15 days, the work of the government of India is being very carefully analysed and all aspects are being seen closely. In the process, we have got renewed faith and enthusiasm,” Modi said while speaking at an event to mark two years of his government.
“As the blessings by people are increasing, so is our enthusiasm”, he said at the ‘Ek Nayee Subah’ event at India Gate here.
Taking a swipe at the opposition, the prime minister said that over the last few days, “two things have emerged. One is ‘Vikasvad’ (development) and the other is ‘Virodhvad’ (opposition)”.