5:48 pm: If I talk of work done in 365 days, it will take me 365 hours to do so. I had said I will not take a vacation, I took decisions: Modi
5:47 pm: I want to empower the poor, so that they become my soldiers to fight poverty: Modi
5:46 pm: Ganga, Yamuna are like my mother, will clean these rivers and need people's help in that: Modi
5:41 pm: In the last 1 year, 6 lakh additional tourists came to India: Modi
5:39 pm: White money that used to go out of the country has been used for welfare of our people: Modi
5:38 pm: We've been successful in reigning in inflation, Rs. 25,000 crore foreign investment has come, there is faith in India: Modi
5:31 pm: There is a jungle of laws in India, this needs a change. 1300 laws will be scrapped in near future: Modi
5:26 pm: Rs. 27,000 crore was lying unused in govt. treasury, it was poor people's cash. We decided to offer unique ID card to help them get that: Modi
5:22 pm: We have helped sort out issued btween government departments. This is the example of minimum government, maximum governance: Modi
5:19 pm: Govt. working to provide farmers good, inexpensive seeds at the right time. Efficiency of urea manufacturing units increased: Modi
5:13 pm: Don't want to politicise farmer suicides, want to find solutions to why our farmers are troubled after 60 years of independence: Modi
5:12 pm: Gas subsidy is deposited in accounts of 12 crore; no more black marketing: Modi
5:10 pm: Rajiv Gandhi had said Re. 1 that leaves Delhi becomes 15 paise in villages, we ensured that the poor get the entire sum, there are no middlemen: Modi
5:09 pm: I am the pradhan sevak , and won't let anyone loot this country: Modi
5:08 pm: Some people are worried that their bure din have come. For the last 7 years the power circles that were created have been busted: Modi
5:05 pm: In the last year, has there been any scam reported, any story about sons of politicians reported?, Modi asks.
5:03 pm: People of this country took an important decision, when they voted against the UPA. Change has been brought in by the people not by me: Modi
5:02 pm: Targeting the previous regime at the Centre, Modi says: Had there been change if the govt. had not changed? When UPA was in power, weren't there bure din for the country?
4:58 pm : If elections had not happened in 2014, but now, how much would have the country sunk further in this one year, Modi asks.
4:56 pm: I suggested to the party that we should give people the report of our 365 days in office in Deen Dayal Dham: Modi
4:55 pm: This govt. is for the poor, and after 365 days in office, I wanted to pay tribute to the leader who inspired antyodaya : Modi
4:53 pm: Pt. Deendayal Upadhayaya's message was to not stop, not bend but to keep moving ahead: Modi
Message from Lord Krishna was to keep working: PM in Mathura >@the_hindu— Smriti Kak (@smritikak) >May 25, 2015
4:46 pm: Mr. Modi arrives at venue and is expected to address the rally shortly.
4:30 pm: We chose Deendayal Dham for our 1st anniversary because the inspiration that we seek from here will inspire us to work for future: Modi
4: 29 pm: People can learn from Deendayal Dham how to develop villages, empower women, education of children: Modi
4:20 pm: Mr. Modi pays tribute to Pt. Deendayal Upadhayaya at Deendayal Dham.
4:10 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Mathura.
Helicopter carrying Mr. Modi arrives at the venue. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Our Correspondent Jayant Sriram' s >earlier report :
The BJP will celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one year in office with a week-long campaign called “Jan Kalyan Parv” or “People’s Welfare Festival” aimed at countering a flood of charges that its policies are ‘pro-corporate’ and ‘anti-poor.’
The party will hold 200 rallies across the country with Mr. Modi scheduled to address the first meeting at Nagla Chandrabhan village in Mathura, the birthplace of Deendayal Upadhyaya, on Monday. As part of the festival, all Union Ministers, BJP MPs, party Chief Ministers and MLAs, besides Central and State office-bearers will travel across the country to highlight the government’s achievements.
Work will be assigned by order of seniority. Each Minister has been asked to be at a city to spearhead the campaign on May 26. Party MPs have been asked to spend a week in their respective constituencies describing their achievements. Each government department is also preparing a booklet and an e-booklet for the cadres.
Besides rallies, about 200 press conferences have also been planned to talk about the initiatives of the government.