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"Your trust is my biggest asset": PM Modi in Varanasi after winning 3rd term

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won his third Lok Sabha election from Varanasi, thanked the people of his Lok Sabha constituency and said that their trust in him is his "biggest asset" and it inspires him to work hard to fulfil their dream.

PM Modi won a third straight term in office in Lok Sabha polls with BJP-led NDA winning 293 seats.

"Your trust is my biggest asset and it gives me inspiration to work hard to serve you, to take the country to great heights. I will work hard, day and night, to fulfil your dreams and your goals," PM Modi said at Varanasi after releasing the 17th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister also congratulated the people for electing a government for the third time after 10 years of governance

"The election results have created a new history. It has happened rarely in all democratic nations that an elected government comes to power for the third consecutive term...This happened in India 60 years ago. From then no other government has hit a hattrik. You have given this opportunity to your Sevak Modi. In a country like India, where the aspirations of youth are so high, where there are so many dreams of people, if people vote for any government to power after 10 years of governance, then it is a great victory, a big achievement and a big trust," PM Modi said.

Congratulating people from his constituency from where he emerged victorious with a margin of 1,52,513 votes against Congress' Ajay Rai, PM Modi said, "I am grateful to all voters in Banaras for making this election successful. People in Kashi have not voted for any MP, but the PM to power for the third term..."

Commenting on the vastness of the Lok Sabha elections, the Prime Minister said that such an elaborate exercise is not experienced anywhere in the world.

"This election for the 18th Lok Sabha shows the vastness, expanse and deep roots of India's democracy to the world. In this election, more than 64 crore people exercised their franchise. An election in such a large expanse is not held anywhere in the world where people in such large numbers participate in voting," PM Modi said.

Comparing the large number of voters who participated in the Lok Sabha polls with the European countries, PM Modi said, "I went to Italy recently to participate in the G7 Summit. If we add all the voters of the G7 countries, still the number of voters in India will be 1.5 times more. If we add up all nations of Europe, all voters of the European Union, still the number of voters in India is 1.5 times more."

"In this elections, more than 31 crore women took part. This is more than the number of women voters in the world. This number is same as the total population in America. This is the beauty, strength of India's democracy which attracts the entire world," he added.

PM Modi released the 17th installment of the PM-KISAN scheme amounting to more than Rs 20,000 crores to around 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers.

So far, more than 11 crore eligible farmer families have received benefits of more than Rs. 3.04 lakh crore under PM-KISAN.

During the event, the Prime Minister also granted certificates to more than 30,000 women from Self Help Groups (SHGs) as Krishi Sakhis.
Krishi Sakhi Convergence Program (KSCP) aims to transform rural India through the empowerment of rural women as Krishi Sakhi, by imparting training and certification of Krishi Sakhis as Para-extension Workers. This certification course also aligns with the objectives of the "Lakhpati Didi" Program.

"PM Modi has arrived in Kashi. This is the first time after 62 years of independence that a politician of the country has taken oath as the Prime Minister after winning the election for the third time. PM Modi has given India a new identity in the world through his work, under his leadership, we are seeing a new India, under his leadership Uttar Pradesh is moving ahead and working as the leading economy of the country...," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said speaking at the event on Tuesday.

Speaking at the event, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "Today, PM Modi will transfer Rs 20,000 crore to the bank accounts of about 9.25 crore farmers with a single click. So far, about Rs 3.24 lakh crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of farmers...

"Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan felicitated Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi.

PM-KISAN scheme was launched in 2019, to supplement the financial needs of all land-holding farmers subject to certain exclusion criteria of higher income status.

The financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per year in three equal installments, every four months, is transferred into the bank accounts of farmers' families across the country through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.

Till now over Rs 3.04 lakh crores has been disbursed to more than 11 crore farmers across the nation and with this release, the total amount transferred to the beneficiaries since the inception of the scheme will cross well over Rs 3.24 lakh crores. 

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