NEW DELHI :
People of the country are looking for new solutions to problems Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, ahead of the assembly elections in Haryana where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under chief minister M.L. Khattar is trying to make history by returning to power for a consecutive term.
Assembly elections in Haryana are likely to take place in October-November.
Modi praised the development work done by the state government under Khattar. People used to make different statements when Khattar became chief minister just as people used to talk about him when he became chief minister of Gujarat for the first time, Modi said during a public meeting in Rohtak Sunday.
Modi also said that the 100 days of his government has been one of development, credibility, support of people, tough decisions, and major reforms. The Union government was able to take these decisive decisions because of the continuous support and faith of people, he said.
“It is because of the continuous support of the people that in the last 100 days every challenge that has been before the country for decades or new challenges have been dealt with. Whether it is about Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, or the water crisis, people are looking for new solutions. The government has worked for the upliftment of people," the PM said at his first public meeting in Haryana after the Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP is trying to retain the state, which will witness a direct contest between the party and the Congress. This is all the more significant as the BJP’s performance in Haryana during the Lok Sabha elections, where it won all 10 parliamentary seats, was instrumental in the party returning to power at the Centre.
“I am grateful to the people for supporting the government. Just as the people of Haryana supported the BJP in general elections, people have the opportunity to elect a government under Khattar, which will function on the double engine of both the state government and Union government under the BJP. The state is witnessing development work of more than ₹25,000 crore," Modi said.