Govt moved 5 crore people out of poverty in four years: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his Government has moved five crore people out of poverty in four years, and emphasized that the Centre is committed to bringing those left behind in the development race into the mainstream.

            Interacting with BJP’s office-bearers and party workers of his constituency, Varanasi, Modi said everyone in the city is now associated with the ongoing movement for development.

            Talking about preparations for the next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi in January 2019, he sought cooperation and support of all people in the holy city to make the event a success, the BJP said in a statement issued today.

            Emphasising the role of party workers in expanding the reach of his Government’s welfare schemes, Modi said it is their responsibility to ensure that all central flagship programmes reach their targeted beneficiaries. (AGENCIES)