PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday in his speech for the 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address' in the Lok Sabha spoke about how earlier it was difficult for common man to avail basic facilities of public toilets and gas connections. He said that the country has come a long way since having to struggle for them to getting it with ease.
"Those who have guided us in public life have always said be it Bapu or Baba Saheb Ambedkar, be it Lohia or Deen Dayal, they all have said that those who have no one has the government. We had adopted this culture after Independence that people have to struggle to get their rights. Should common people fight to get their rights? Did they win Independence for that? Shouldn't the common man get what he rightfully should avail of? We have believed that this is the way it is.
"To mend the ills of 60 years is difficult but we have chosen the direction despite it having several difficulties. We are on the path and this country can make the difference. We did not think the toilet as just four walls, the gas that reaches people we did not just only think of the food that is being cooked. Earlier, they used to ask why they did not do it, now they ask why they do it. From why don't they do it to why they do it has been a long journey but it was filled with faith. It led to people to have a feeling of belongingness for us and today we have a new capability which we are taking forward.
"When a country is facing poverty there should be fulfillment of ease of living but at the same time the country must go forward, poor people must be helped but we must also strive for a modern India."