Modi passes with flying colours: Rajnath on budget

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday hailed the general budget and said “if the budgets were like annual exams for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then I must say he has passed the exams with flying colours”.


Singh said the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley “gives the government an opportunity to deepen the economic foundation and widen the infrastructure network of our country”.

The minister said the budget was “pro farmer, pro poor and pro reform”.

“It outlines the priorities of this government and the vision of Modi. Strengthening India’s rural economy and providing income security to the farmers have been given top priority in this year’s budget,” Singh said in a series of tweets.

Earlier on Sunday, Modi in his radio address Mann Ki Baat said: “I, too, have an exam tomorrow (Monday). Hundred and twenty five crore countrymen will take my exam.”

Budget focused on rural development: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the general budget was “focused on development of agriculture, farmers, women and rural areas”.

“The budget clearly calls for electrifying all villages thus giving an impetus to rural infrastructure,” he said in a televised address.

The budget reflects our commitment to electrify villages by 2018, he added.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday presented the general budget in parliament.


  1. Dear readers,

    It is too early to declare PM Modi has passed his annual exam or not(unless question paper were leaked) his HRD is hell bent to mass fail the students across the universities.

    In a latest development former TV actor turned politician and now HRD minister Smriti Irani has stooped to new low. A minister who never went to a university for education is not only issuing orders to the VCs of universities to punish students directly but also insulting and misbehaving with Vice Chancellor of a central university who served in Indian Army for more than forty years and was the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Personnel & Systems).

    The accounts of misbehaving and insulting of Irani to AMU VC Lt Gen (Retd) Zameer Uddin Shah has been revealed in the upcoming issues of fortnightly Milli Gazette (1-15 March 2016)
    According to the fortnightly “when a delegation of Kerala ministers and MPs, along with Kerala Chief Minister Mr. Oommen Chandy met HRD Minister Smriti Irani in her office in Delhi on 8 January seeking her support for the AMU Cetre in Malappuram which is not progressing as planned. According to a reliable source, she told them bluntly, “This centre and other AMU centres were established without any legal sanction; hence they all will be closed down.”
    She added, “How you start a centre like this?What authority the VC has to take such an action. We are not going to give money.” She went on to say, “There was no need for the AMU centres. I am going to close them down. We will not give any grant for this purpose.”

    The Kerala CM told her, we have allocated 345 acres of precious land in Perinthalmanna taluk of Malappuram for this purpose on the understanding that a full-fledged AMU centre will function there. “Take it back!” the HRD minister thundered.

    While this unpleasant discussion was on between the HRD Minister and Kerala CM-led delegation, the AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen (retd) Zameeruddin Shah entered the room. Irani asked him bluntly: “Why have you come?” He politely replied, “Ma’am, I have come at the invitation of the Kerala Chief Minister.”
    She shot back in anger: “Who pays your salary? Kerala CM or the HRD Ministry? Go back and sit in your room!” The humiliated VC made a hasty retreat while a stunned CM and his delegation looked on in utter disbelief.

    This meant that the minister and her government have no immediate plan to close down the AMU centres but will allow it to meet a natural death. She also bluntly refused to allow an AMU school to function at the centre.

    Terming those AMU centers as ‘illegal’ shows the sheer ignorance and irresponsible attitude of HRD minister Irani who has stooped all time low which is a disgrace to the prestigious post she has been’ awarded’ for her acting stint.

    The panel which defeated ABVP in JNU is branded anti-national and jailed.JNU paid dearly for its V-C’s silence.Now AMU V-C is paying the price being sceptical.FTII to JNU: BJP’s Hindu politics has muddied the campus.They have spoiled the academic atmosphere of institutions, so much so that it has now started targeting its own people.

    Jai Hind

  2. Dear readers,

    While Modi embarked on a record number of foreign visits in 2015 across continents to 26 countries,begins his 2016 foreign visits with USA end-March before he make his big bang in Madison square friendly advice came from U.S. lawmaker have written to the PM.

    U.S. lawmakers urge Modi to take action on religious violence

    “Of particular concern is the treatment of India’s Christian, Muslim and Sikh communities,” the lawmakers –several of them consistently pro-India — have written to the PM.

    Eight U.S. Senators and 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have raised “grave concerns about the increasing intolerance and violence experienced by members of… religious minority communities,” in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, citing threats to Christians in Chhattisgarh and vigilantism over beef that has led to the murder of four Muslims.

    Applauding India’s commitment to pluralism and tolerance, and reminding Mr. Modi that he had promised to ensure complete religious freedom, the lawmakers urged him to “turn these words into action by publicly condemning” such violence.

    The lawmakers’ letter on religious violence, specifically naming the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal that share the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh’s ideological universe with Mr. Modi, could be potentially embarrassing for the Prime Minister. Mr. Modi will be in the U.S on March 31 and April 1 to attend the nuclear security summit being convened by President Barack Obama.

    After hugs and handshakes, Obama has some tough love for Modi in his last visit.Before ‘Make in India’ reach the shores of USA ‘Digital USA’ has shot back. Will PM Modi will continue his ‘Man ki baat’ or walk the talk only time will tell the truth.

    Jai hind

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