Not a single bomb blast under PM Modi's watch: Javadekar
Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday lauded the strong security measures taken by the Narendra Modi government and said that not a single bomb blast has taken place in the country in the last six years.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday (March 7) lauded the strong security measures taken by the Narendra Modi government and said that not a single bomb blast has taken place in the country in the last six years.
While speaking at a function to mark the Jan Aushadhi Divas at the BJ Medical College in Pune, Javadekar said before the ruling-BJP came to power in 2014, the country used to witness bomb blasts in various cities on a regular basis.
“What we had experienced for 10-15 years (before Modi government came to power)? We saw bomb blasts taking place in Pune, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai. Every eight to ten days, blasts used to happen and people used to get killed. But in the last six years, not a single incident of blast has taken place.
“This has not happened just like that but due to some strong measures undertaken by the PM to ensure the safety and security in the country,” Javadekar added.
Later, the Prime Minister addressed the gathering via video conferencing and Javadekar in his speech cited various schemes related to healthcare and said that providing affordable healthcare facilities for the poor is the mantra adopted by the PM.
“Various schemes and efforts taken by Modi ji such as lowering the rates of medicines, stents and implants, setting up Jan Aushadhi shops, Ayushmaan Bharat scheme and promoting Yoga and Fit India Movement to keep the ailments at bay, shows his concern for the poor,” the Information and Broadcasting Minister said, adding that “more than 6000 such shops are being set up and 2-3 lakh people are getting the benefitted every day and as people are getting medicines at affordable and cheaper rates, such shops should be promoted.”
Javadekar also praised the Centres initiatives to make the country open defecation free and construct toilets. “The United Nations has appreciated the efforts,” he added.
(With inputs from agencies)