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Modi vows to revive Vajpayee govt’s projects if voted to power

"We will introduce Prime Minister Gram Sichai (irrigation) yojana for our farmers," Modi said. Tweet This
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 BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Chennai on Sunday.  (PTI) BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi told people that he will revive Vajpayee's legacy. (PTI)

Narendra Modi on Tuesday promised to revive programmes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and revise the minimum support price (MSP) given to farmers, if voted to power.

“On the model of Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (launched during the Vajpayee regime), we will introduce Prime Minister Gram Sichai (irrigation) yojana for our farmers,” Modi said in his poll meeting here.

Stating that the current MSP on foodgrains produce was not uniform across the country, he promised guidelines that would help the farmers in the country uniformly. Apparently responding to Union Minister Jairam Ramesh’s recent allegation that BJP had now become Modi-centric, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate mentioned senior party leaders L K Advani, Arun Jaitley and Murali Manohar Joshi and said all of them were working for the party.

Soliciting votes for party’s Hazaribagh candidate Jayant Sinha, son of sitting BJP MP Yashwant Sinha, Modi said if voted to power he would ensure completion of NTPC power project which was initiated during the Vajpayee government.

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