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People have faith in ‘chowkidaar’: PM
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People have faith in ‘chowkidaar’: PM

Kurukshetra, Feb 12 : In a sharp retort to the Opposition Congress charges of corruption against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said only those who are corrupt have a problem with him and that the people of the country have faith in the ‘chowkidar’.

Addressing a rally here after launching several projects here through video conferencing, the PM said,’’Jo bhrasht hai, usko Modi se kasht hai (The corrupt have a problem with Modi) .’’

Taking a dig at the opposition he said,’’ faces of 'mahamilavat' are in a competition among themselves to threaten the government agencies , and abuse the governent and the PM . However , this will not stop me from working for the Nation.’’

In an apparent dig at the Congress, he said,’’some people thought history of India begins from 1947, and only one family’s history was recorded. However, they are the one who tried to cut the nation from its past.’’

He said that the previoius governments did not care about the welfare of people.

“I was mocked for talking about toilets from the Red Fort. These were the people who didn;’t care about the dignity of women,” the PM said.

Prime Minister Modi dedicated to the nation the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bhadsa, Jhajjar. NIC is the state-of-the-art tertiary cancer care-cum-research institute, constructed on the AIIMS, Jhajjar campus.

The 700-bed hospital will have different facilities like surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anesthesia, palliative care, and nuclear medicine, besides hostel rooms for doctors and attendants of cancer patients.

PM Narendra Modi also inaugurated ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, through video conference. This is the first ESIC Medical College and Hospital in north India.

The 510-bed hospital will have state-of-the-art-facilities. ESIC, under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the government of India provides social security to the insured persons and their beneficiaries, especially to worker population and their dependents.

The PM also laid the foundation stone of Sri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra. It is the first university related to the Indian system of medicine in Haryana as well as the first university of this kind in India.

The Prime Minister Modi also laid the foundation stone of National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Panchkula, which is being set up at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Temple Complex. It will be a national level institute for Ayurveda treatment, education, and research. Once completed, it will be highly beneficial for the residents of Haryana and other nearby states. (UNI)