BHOPAL: Gwalior teacher Shankutala Parihar was among the lucky ones whose question was taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ address beamed across nation through video-conferencing on Sunday. The Gwalior teacher had asked Prime Minister regarding the initiatives taken to check corruption in the country.
Replying to the question, the prime minister said those who have looted the country will have to “return every single penny” and the property of defaulters in any corner of the country, will be confiscated. “I pledge, no one looting the country will be spared,” Modi said, making indirect references to alleged economic offenders such as Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi. “From 2014 to 2019, I took some people to the threshold of jails.
But I need more time to take them inside. I need your blessings. In the coming time, I am going to be more strict with those who are looting the country,” he said. He said the country does not need “rajas and maharajas” and it made him happy that the spirit behind ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) is expanding. His replying to questions at the event that was beamed across the country at 500 places where gatherings of BJP workers, professionals, chowkidars (watchmen), traders, farmers among others listened to Modi and interacted with him through video-conferencing.
In Bhopal, BJP had organized a programme at Roshanpura Square for direct interaction with PM Modi. Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar said, “It was good interaction. People from all walks of life participated and openly put questions and queries before PM Modi. And Modi straightforwardly put his views and also unfolded blue print for the country”.