The focus on farmers follows criticism from the opposition as well as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - the ideological mentor of the BJP - which had questioned the government's economic policies after a string of farmer suicides.
Also speaking on the occasion the Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari said that highways and inland waterways projects worth about Rs 40,000 crores are now being implemented in the North Eastern states, and there are plans to spend about Rs 1,50,000 crores on projects in these states in the next two years. "It is on the two tracks of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure that complete development is achieved", Modi said.
Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday vowed to continue with the tirade against "benami" property under any circumstances and at any cost so that the resources recovered could be utilized for the benefit of the poor.
He further said that the present government has no regard for the Constitution and democratic norms by destroying parliamentary democracy in order to promote its fascist and authoritarian agenda. He also said that the government should not be evaluated on the developments of a few months.
Mr Singh said, "Before the 2014 general election, the party made a promise the youths that 2 crore jobs would be generated every year".
"We demand a white paper on the government's employment strategy". The country had never been so undivided. Please don't compare us with Indira Gandhi.
He said that agricultural growth has come down to 1.3 per cent, which was "one of the lowest", and accused the government of rendering farmers debt-trapped. The event marked completion of three years of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
Over the recent incidents of crime in Uttar Pradesh, Shah said the Yogi Adityanath government has "tackled everything promptly and action has been taken in each case".
Making a mention of Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, he said around 50 people allegedly involved in the fraud were killed but the CBI was yet to submit a report on it. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, who died in November 2011, was a noted singer, musician and filmmaker, a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and National Award.