Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that “each paisa of every rupee released by his government from Delhi” now reaches its beneficiaries because his government had rooted out middlemen and corruption from the system, while taking a dig at former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s remark that “if one rupee is released from Delhi, only 15 paisa reaches the poor.” Mr. Modi stated the commitment of his government to provide a house to every family by 2022, while dedicating over one lakh houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna in Gujarat’s Valsad district. “While talking to women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), I was watching the houses built for them. Even you would be wondering how such good quality houses were built under the scheme,” Mr. Modi said, after interacting with some of the beneficiaries in various districts of Gujarat through video conferencing. “This was made possible because there is no place for bribes or paying commission in my government. If one rupee goes from Delhi, the entire 100 paise reach the house of the poor,” he said, adding his government had shown the “guts” to end corruption from the system. During his day-long visit to his home State Gujarat, Mr. Modi dedicated houses under the PMAY, laid the foundation for a drinking water scheme, inaugurated a hospital and a fisheries college, attended the convocation of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, and also attended a meeting of the Somnath temple trust in the presence of Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch L.K. Advani, party chief Amit Shah and former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, among others.
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