Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the country state Maharashtra's temple town of Shirdi to attend the closing ceremonies of a year-long festival marking the centenary of samadhi of the Shirdi Sai Baba.
Modi was present at the e-grihapravesh ceremony for 40,000 beneficiaries of the affordable housing scheme of the government.
Modi offers prayers at Shirdi's Sai Baba temple. Twitter/@PIB_IndiaPrime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shirdi's Sai Baba temple.
Modi unveiled a Saibaba Centennial Commemorative silver coin, performed the bhoomi pooja of major projects like a new building, a mega educational complex , a planetarium, a wax museum, a Sai Garden and theme park, a laser sound-and-light show and a 10-MW solar power project.
Modi launches fresh attack against Congress
While addressing the hordes of BJP supporters and party workers present at the event, the prime minister alleged that the Congress is only keen on promoting the Gandhi family name. " Previous governments were not serious about poverty alleviation; their sole objective was to promote a particular family," he said.
He also criticised the Congress efforts towards the poor. Speaking about the success of the BJP's PMAY-G scheme, Modi said: "The previous government in their last four years made 25 lakh houses. However, the BJP government has built 1 crore 25 lakh homes in the same amount of time."
"If that government was still in power, they would take 20 years to build the same amount of homes as us," he added.
Additionally, the prime minister lauded the Maharashtra government for their efforts towards the well being of the poor.
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