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    Earlier blamed for scams, the poor now being offered loans by government: Modi

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    Addressing beneficiaries of the PM Street Vendor's AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme in Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing, he said those involved in scams had blamed the poor for their wrongdoings.

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    Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government has acknowledged the honesty and hard work of street vendors by offering them loans that were inaccessible to the poor in the past. Addressing beneficiaries of the PM Street Vendor's AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme in Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing, he said those involved in scams had blamed the poor for their wrongdoings.

    "Those doing politics in the name of poor had created an atmosphere that if a loan is given to them it would not be returned. Those who had themselves been involved in scams had always put the blame of all dishonest things on the poor, but I have always been saying that the poor of the country have never compromised with honesty and self respect," Modi said.

    He said today loans have been given to street vendors and they are repaying them in time.

    "Through the PM Svanidhi Yojna the poor have once again presented the example of its honesty before the country. The street vendors of UP are repaying it through their hard work besides earning their livelihood. This is the will power and hard work and honesty," he said.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    sandeepan pahari29 days ago
    I guess this guy named "Rabindra Nath Roy" who has commented below, is actually "Firhad Hakim" using an alias to drum up support for his 'didi' !!
    Abcd 29 days ago
    @rabindra nath Roy, Modi should learn from Mamata Banerjee?????? Am I hearing it proper??? is that a joke?? from Mamata Banerjee? who is an open don? who murders other BJP leaders? or atleast doesn't take any action??? U say Modi didn't help farmers??? who ordered the loan moratorium??? No one in their right mind would waive off thousands of crores from Industries???? Do u even know a thing of what u are talking about??? Modi is a bank agent???? seriously???? lol it's very funny how people are uneducated about economy and politics.
    Rabindra Nath Roy29 days ago
    Modi must take a lesson from Mamata Banerjee who has granted one time grant to street vendors Rs. 2000 this Puja Season. Modi's loan scheme is a bluff and those whose income is so very uncertain they are being trapped in loan and banks will fleece them in case they are unable to pay back. Modi has not come to help any farmer when they are failing to pay back their loan and banks agent come to their home and confiscate their property. Where as Modi has granted thousands of crore to industries and it has been waived off. Modi is simply working as agent of bank and not elected Prime Minister of people.
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