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    Governments in the past sat and only calculated personal gains, and never cared for the people, says PM Modi.

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    Those who couldn’t stand the sight of the other are now standing shoulder to shoulder, not for the benefit of you people, but to see their personal gains by somehow coming to power. All they are interested in is how to loot and make money, added PM Modi.

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    The government is working to uplift poor, underprivileged people. We are committed to empower poor people and for that schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana and others have been started, says PM Modi

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    PM Modi takes a dig at Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav. “Some people are only concerned about power. They never worked towards the development of the society and the poor and Dalits,” says PM

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    You all have seen that these people are creating hurdles in the passage of Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament. They don’t want the society to progress, they are insensitive towards the pain of our mothers and sisters: PM Modi

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    There are those who only want to see chaos and want to create doubt and fear in the minds of people… they think that by doing so, they will gain politically, but those parties are completely cut-off from the reality on the ground, says PM Modi.

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    Some political parties don’t want peace, harmony in society. They want the exact opposite, said PM Modi. Such people are cut off from ground realities. They have no idea that these leaders had shown us the way. Such people never took Kabir seriously, PM Modi added.
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    PM Modi takes a dig at former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav over the bungalow row, says leaders are worried about their own bungalows but not about shelter for poor people.

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    Sant Kabir broke the shackles of cast system in India. It was due to efforts of such great saints that India continued to progress despite facing numeral difficulties, says PM Modi
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    My wishes to all Amarnath pilgrims. Kabir revered by both Hindus and Muslims. Kabir taught us to shun arrogance: PM Modi in Maghar

New Delhi, June 28:  In UP on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a rally and lay the foundation stone of a research institute in Maghar to mark the 500th death anniversary of Kabir Das, the mystic poet and saint. According to an official statement issued in New Delhi, the prime minister will offer a ‘chadar’ at the ‘mazaar’ of Kabir in Maghar. Also Read - ‘Transparent Taxation’: PM Modi to Launch Platform on Thursday to Honour Honest Taxpayers

Modi will visit the Sant Kabir cave and unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the Kabir Academy which will highlight the great saint’s teachings and philosophy. Also Read - World Elephant Day 2020: Over 200 Elephants in India Kept in Severely Inadequate Conditions, Says World Animal Protection

Modi was received by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. During his monthly radio address “Mann Ki Baat” on Sunday, the prime minister had recalled the contribution of 15th-century poet and saint Kabir Das in dispelling superstitions. Kabir Das chose to breathe his last in Maghar, despite the common belief that whoever died there did not reach heaven, he had said. Also Read - 'Can Beat Coronavirus if...': PM Modi in Interaction With Chief Ministers of 10 States

Kabir Das preferred to breathe his last in Maghar, despite the common belief that whoever dies there does not reach heaven, he had said. “Just as the prime minister gave a message from the Gorakhnath peeth in Gorakhpur in 2014, he will give a message from the nirvan sthali of Kabir Das this time,” zonal vice president of the BJP, Satyendra Sinha said

The prime minister will be taken round the mausoleum of Kabir Das. He would also lay the foundation stone of the Sant Kabir Academy, a research institute expected to come up at a cost of Rs. 24 crore, Sinha said. His visit will give a message of social harmony as Sant Kabir stood for equality, he added.

Meanwhile, as far as Modi’s itinerary is concerned, he will fly directly to Maghar in Sant Kabir Nagar district instead of landing first at the Gorakhpur airport which has been closed for the day after rainwater flooded the runway.

In the recently held by-polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which contested separately during UP assembly polls and lost to BJP, emerged winners after joining hands in Gorakhpur and Phulpur.