PM Modi targets Opposition, NGOs: Conspiracies daily to finish me

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that disgruntled NGOs and black-marketeers were conspiring to destabilise the government and "defame" him and asserted that he will not bow to any machinations.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bargarh (odisha) | Updated: February 22, 2016 3:15 am
PM Narendra Modi at a farmers’ rally in Bargarh, Odisha on Sunday. (Source: PTI) PM Narendra Modi at a farmers’ rally in Bargarh, Odisha on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Launching a frontal attack on Opposition parties and certain NGOs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said “conspiracies” were being “hatched everyday” to “finish and defame” him.

Addressing a farmers’ rally on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in the western Odisha town of Bargarh, Modi said there has been “a storm of protests” ever since he became Prime Minister.

“Some people are not able to digest my prime ministership. They can’t digest that a chaiwallah has become PM. Since the day we started seeking details (of foreign funding), these people ganged up against me and said ‘Modi ko Maaro, Modi ko Maaro’ (attack Modi). They are now hatching conspiracies everyday to finish and defame me,” he said.

“We coated urea with neem. Since urea was subsidised, factories were selling it in the black market. Farmers hardly got any. Now with neem coating, even 5 gram of urea is useless for anything except agriculture. Won’t people who were selling urea in the black market be angry with me now? Earlier, foreign money was coming to NGOs. We said money should come but it should be accountable. Should we not seek details of money coming from foreign shores and how it is spent here. It’s there in law,” he said.

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He said he will not give into “threats and blackmails”.

“Let me tell you, I am not going to waver from the path that you have chosen for me. You have elected me to keep out these diseases. I am not going to deviate from my objectives nor bow down. I know why these people are upset with me and what pricks them. But we will not allow the country to be looted or destroyed,” he said.

Until 2015, several chief ministers, he said, used to write him letters, complaining about shortfall of urea, but all that stopped after urea was coated with neem.

In January last year, the Modi government made it mandatory for urea manufacturers to produce neem-coated urea up to a minimum of 75 per cent of their total production of subsidised urea — from 35 per cent earlier — and allowed them to go up to 100 per cent. Urea is a controlled fertiliser and is sold at a fixed selling price of Rs 5,360 per tonne. The difference between cost of production and selling price is paid as subsidy to manufacturers.

Stressing on the importance of a second green revolution in the eastern states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and North-Eastern states, Modi said that by 2022, when India celebrates the 75th year of its independence, the income of farmers will have doubled.

“I think our farmers can do it if they do other things like pisciculture, apiculture and poultry along with farming. They can even plant timber trees on one third of their farmland, so that they can sell the timber in future,” he said. He said his government’s goal was to irrigate more farmland than what was done in the first 60 years of independence.

Pushing the Start-up India, Stand-up India programme, he said the programme was not just meant for high tech industries. “Our farmers can start making rice bran oil from paddy husk which is now a rage in Western countries. I promise the youth to get them finance under the Mudra Yojana if they start such an initiative,” he said.

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    vr
    Feb 21, 2016 at 11:49 am
    Dear Mr. PM, What is really in instability is arunachal pradesh, please dont play politics there. Your crocodile tears are not good. But i also agree that the current members in the opposition parties (and some in your party too)are more or less worthless , especially those with dynasty support whether be SC/ST/OBC/GENERAL category MPs
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      vr
      Feb 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm
      lie, its a big lie. dont believe in this chor. he is here to implement his parent organisation's unfinished hidden agenda!!!!!!!!!!
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        vr
        Feb 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm
        u r a brainwashed abvp/rss activist
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          Aj1481
          Feb 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm
          See this is where you are naive, his words are calculated and on timing,... Its high time he said it..
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            Antonydoss
            Feb 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm
            It is better he names the NGOs.persons who tarnishes his image instead of commenting generally.If you enter politics you have to bear all these problems.
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              IML sood
              Feb 21, 2016 at 11:08 am
              Behold this the great Primeminister who has the will and dedication to the sevice of this Geat country. How clear his thinking is! India is sure to touch unprecedented heights.Long live you LION.
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                Sood IML
                Feb 21, 2016 at 11:38 am
                Have you seen dogs turning their tails under hind legs after seeing a Lion,if any body has missed that scene, we invite you see it here in different comments from such cowards again a Man Lion.
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                  Maniktripathy
                  Feb 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                  Typical answer from a politician for their incompetence ...
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                    MyTake
                    Feb 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm
                    Once Herald case taken to its logical conclusion and rule of law established many of these problems will automatically disappear for lack of oxygen knowing there is some one not minching words anymore.
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                      MyTake
                      Feb 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm
                      Ones inside Parliament blocks parliament function and their friends and supporters outside want to give a soft cushion to those who has the wherewithal to attack it! What more proof is required? What a convenient excuse under "right" of "democracy"!
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                        MyTake
                        Feb 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                        Suddenly their freebies not coming and life line drying up and being put to a situation where they have to work for it. For these "proletariat" obviously nothing to "lose" but lot to "gain"!!
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                          MyTake
                          Feb 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                          There is a base which become active on each and every opportunity they get to defame the Govt.. whether true or not it does not matter.
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                            Omdatt sharma
                            Feb 22, 2016 at 5:31 am
                            This is cheap Imotional sympathy gaining technique. Every now and then such rhetoric.most of the luxury,even cities are closed when a visit is conducted.not a good level deserve to PM.
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                              Nav
                              Feb 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                              Congress Party, Communists, mainstream paid media pressutes, fake "intolerance" campaigners, and the so called "Award Vapsis" are waging war against the country through disinformation and by colluding with the anti-national elements. JNU is a breeding ground for the anti national elements. Save India from these traitors.
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                                Naveen
                                Feb 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm
                                It is shameful that Rahul hi went and supported the "students" who raised anti-India slogans saying they would break India into pieces. It shows Congress Party can stoop to any level, and the party is willing to endanger the country, because the party has been rejected by the electorate.
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                                  Naveen
                                  Feb 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                                  Congress Party and Communists are waging war against the country through anti national elements that have infiltrated into the educational insutions, mainstream paid media pressutes, fake "intolerance" campaigners, and the so called "Award Vapsis" who conduct the drama on behalf of the corrupt party. The Nation is now aware of the sinister designs of these anti national elements. It is time Modi takes strong action against the anti national elements. People have voted for Modi, and the Corrupt Parties such as Congress, rejected by people, should not be allowed to hijack the nation.
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                                    Parrish
                                    Feb 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                                    Dear modi, Now it is time go beyond the badge of chawalas. It is time of real leadership and take action .today is your and remember not tomorrow so start cleaning mess before mess start cleaning you. Get rid of beaurocracy. P law that all human being are eual so no reservation and so reservation of all, respect everyone, do not worry about development , it is money comes and goes into and out of country.
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                                      Rajvardhan
                                      Feb 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm
                                      60 years looters MAKE IN ITALY is best suitable for you morons
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                                        Rajvardhan
                                        Feb 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm
                                        CONGRESS and COMMUNIST looters are frustrated with your pority sir let them cry we are to teach and look after the PIGS and PSEUDO SECULAR JOKERS sir we will take care them FIRST TIME IN ENTIRE INDIA HISTORY we got SUPER PM (MODI) and we will do anything to support you sir LONG LIVE ABVP BJP
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                                          Rajvardhan
                                          Feb 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm
                                          One more looter barking with big mouth
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                                            Ahmed
                                            Feb 22, 2016 at 4:42 am
                                            Monitoring of overseas funds to NGO is good but y selective monitoring of those who don't fall in line with BJP ideology ??? Y did the entire parliament unanimously rejected the amendment to bring political parties under RTI ??? U want to see other accounts but don't show party accounts to ppl !!! Y double standards ???
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