‘BJP ended injustice to villages done by previous govts’

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REWA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party government ended “injustice” done to the villages by the previous administrations which “ignored and avoided spending money in the rural areas”. The Prime Minister said that the political parties in the past indulged in “dividing the people of the village”. Addressing the Panchayati Raj Diwas celebrations in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa, PM Modi said, “Earlier governments used to avoid spending money for the village… so they were ignored. Many political parties were running their shops by dividing the people of the village. BJP has also ended this injustice being done to the villages. Our government has opened the P5coffers for the development of villages.” The Prime Minsiter said that the governments after independence destroyed the Panchayati Raj System of India. “The system which existed hundreds of years, thousands of years ago, the same Panchayati Raj system was not trusted after independence. I always think, those people of Chhindwara whom you trusted for so long, why were they never serious about your development?…. The party that run the govt the most after independence broke the trust of those villages…”, he said. Reflecting on the years before 2014, PM Modi said that only 6,000 panchayat buildings were built, while during the BJP rule in these eight years, more than 30,000 new panchayat buildings were constructed. Lauding the work done by the BJP, the Prime Minister said that more than 2 lakh panchayats of the country have been connected to optical fibre.