Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s address at the public meeting on the occasion of commencement of work for the Rajasthan Refinery in Barmer, Rajasthan on 16 Jan, 2018

A few days back India marked Makar Sankranti with great fervour. This festive season is the harbinger of prosperity. Immediately after the festivities, I am delighted to be in Rajasthan that too for a project that will bring happiness and prosperity in the lives of many

This is a time for ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi.’ We have to identify our targets and work towards achieving them by 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom

From here in Barmer, I want to remember Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Ji. He was a great man, who worked towards modernising Rajasthan. He had the vision of a refinery in Barmer

From here in Barmer, I pray for the speedy recovery of the son of this soil, the respected Jaswant Singh Ji. His contribution towards our nation is immense

Some people mislead citizens often. Their misleading the nation on Barmer refinery is not the exception, it is a norm when it comes to them. There are several such areas in which they have been misleading the nation for years

The previous Government allotted Rs. 500 crores for OROP knowing fully well this number is not the accurate figure. Is this the respect they had for the armed forces

For them, ‘Garibi Hatao’ was an attractive slogan. They nationalised the banks but the doors of the banks never opened for the poor. Jan Dhan Yojana changed this and the poor got access to banking facilities

We completed 70 years of freedom but there were 18,000 villages without access to electricity. Imagine the suffering of those living in the villages without electricity. We began working on electrification and have achieved significant progress in this direction