Jhabua: Campaigning in Madhya Pradesh for the Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched into the achievements of his government vis-a-vis years of Congress rule. He said, “The Mudra Yojana has helped the youths stand on their own feet, it has given them new confidence.” Also Read - How Does PM Modi Stay Fit During Lockdown? He Says 'Will Share Videos On Social Media Soon'

He said corruption had ruined the nation when Congress was in power. “To tackle it, we are constantly making efforts and the impact is clearly visible. Through technology, we are bringing transparency in the entire system.” Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Announces 21 Days of Complete Lockdown, Netizens Trend #CoronavirusLockdown

The Prime Minister said earlier, people didn’t get loans easily whereas now, “we have given loans worth Rs 14 crore without a bank guarantee. Of the beneficiaries, about 70% people got a bank loan for the first time. That is because earlier, people needed a guarantee but we did away with the system. Now, the beneficiaries are giving employment to others too.” Also Read - Fake News! No, PM Modi Isn't Going To Declare 'Financial Emergency' in Today's 8 pm Address

Harking back on the days of Congress rule, PM Modi said that then, “Loan melas were held where a ‘babu’  explained how loans could be taken. He told them they would progress. Gullible people took loans but nothing happened. People in their red beacon cars went to villages and were hosted there. But the loans still did not reach them. This did not help the tribals.”

Modi said that during the Congress’ 55-year rule in Madhya Pradesh, 1,500 schools were made, but Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan established 4,000 schools in the state in just 15 years. “Our mantra is to provide education to boys and girls, income for youth, irrigation facility to farmers and medicines to elders,” he said.

“My government is aiming to double farmers’ income by 2022,” the prime minister said. On ‘housing for all’, Modi said, “My dream is to provide ‘pucca’ houses to everyone in the country by 2022. We have so far given keys of such houses to 1.25 crore people.”

He exorted the public to judge his government on the basis of its claims. He said, “If you analysed the work we have done, you will notice that what wasn’t achieved in 50 years in the state has been done by Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 15 years and what couldn’t be achieved in the country in 70 years has been done by Modi in four years.”

Winding up, he assured the people that tribals, who have not been given their due place in the history, would find that they would be acknowleged and benefited.