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This is ‘aap ki sarkar’: Modi tells Dalit entrepreneurs

Screengrab shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at a Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) conference in New Delhi on Tuesday.  

Financial inclusion is at the core of the government’s focus and the Centre is working for the empowerment of people especially those belonging to backward classes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in New Delhi on Tuesday.

“Our government is aap ki sarkar (your government). We are working for your empowerment,” he said inaugurating a national conference of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs.

Mr. Modi said, “Financial inclusion is at the core of our focus. We want to create job-creators, not job-seekers.”

He said Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar was the architect of the Constitution, but not many know that he was an accomplished economist too.

“Babasaheb rightly said that industrialisation will give maximum benefit to our dalit sisters and brothers,” Mr. Modi said.

He said the government has also set up a venture capital fund to help people of backward classes.

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