The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, has said development and the fight against corruption and terrorism during the first 100 days of the NDA 2.0 government was just a 'trailer' of a fast-paced film, adding, puri film toh abhi baaki hai", suggesting more concrete steps are on the anvil.
He also took a dig at former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, saying some people facing allegations of corruption have already been put in their 'rightful place', a reference to him being sent to jail.
The Prime Minister was speaking in Ranchi in poll-bound Jharkhand after launching a slew of measures including ambitious pension schemes for farmers, shopkeepers and self-employed persons. He also inaugurated a new building complex for the state Assembly and a multi-modal cargo terminal, which is expected to ease transportation in the mineral-rich region.
'Those who think they are above the law and above courts are now approaching courts praying bail; some people have already gone inside (jail) which is their rightful place.
'Development is our pledge and commitment; never has the country seen such acceleration in development,' Mr. Modi told a public meeting at Prabhat Tara maidan.
He also reiterated his commitment to securing the dignity of Muslims, citing the passage of the triple talaq bill in the first session of Parliament during the tenure of Modi 2.0 government.
Talking about the two newly formed Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Mr. Modi said, 'We aim to bring about development in J&K and Ladakh, the work for which has begun in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0.'
Mr. Modi also described the National Democratic Alliance as kaamdaar' (work oriented) and damdaar' (strong).
He referred to how Jharkhand earlier lacked transparency and witnessed scams, but the Chief Minister, Mr. Raghubar Das, made efforts to bring transparency in the last nearly five years.