He also urged the party leaders to utilize the full potential of social media in connecting with the people. "We were calling them since 11 am but they were scared to come on phone, at 12 we spoke to them and then told the Indian media", PM Modi told the gathering to a round of applause. Citing an example, the PM said following the Lok Sabha elections, there were 8-10 MPs who used to make offhand remarks, but after he spoke to them, they have stopped making controversial statements.
The Foreign Office of Pakistan has, this time again, promptly rejected Modi's claims, with FO spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal saying at the weekly media briefing that constant repetition of a fallacious claim does not make it real and that India's constant recalling of an imagined strike was making the country sound like a broken record.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Gangwar said, "Such incidents [rape cases] are unfortunate but can not be stopped". Talking about his past life, he said, "life at railway station taught me a lot".
"It will also go a long way in deepening the India-UK trade and investment relations further", said Rashesh Shah, President, FICCI. "You need lessons on keeping quiet", a party functionary had quoted the PM as saying.
Taking on the criticism that his government had not created enough jobs, he said lifestyle and sources of livelihood have changed in villages as he emphasised his government's efforts to boost self-employment."Those doing politics over employment figure may do so but the government will provide the masses with self-employment opportunities by developing skills of the youth", Modi said. "The government wants to establish wellness centres for villages, so that people can avail the best healthcare facilities".
He also made a mention of several of his government's welfare schemes aimed at farmers, youths and women among others and asked his party's lawmakers to spread their reach.
Modi will speak to the party workers of the poll-bound Karnataka through the video bridge technology on April 26, the statement said.