"I myself am going out to use the broom. People often wonder why I keep harping on these small things. It is because I am a small man. These small people with their small works can take the country to supreme heights,” Modi said.
"I am seeking alms from countrymen. In alms, I seek your 100 hours in a year. We will together launch cleanliness drive. You give your two hours in a week. As you clean up your house for a guest, prosperity will enter our country if we remove all dirt," he said.
Addressing BJP workers in his first visit to the state after becoming Prime Minister, he declared 'Jan Dhan Yojna', the financial inclusion scheme, a success.
He said that despite these accounts offering facility of zero-balance, poor people have deposited over Rs 1500 crore in the four crore new accounts.
Recalling that banks were nationalized by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the sake of poor, Modi asked whether the objective has been achieved.

He himself answered the question, saying that poor people were still going to money-lenders paying only exorbitant interests and were not in a position to repay the loans.
Referring to his decision to form a committee to recommend repealing or amendment of outdated laws, Modi said that previous governments took pride in making new laws but he has taken up the job of removing them.
"If the country has to function, if the government has to walk along a straight road, then we will have to clear the jungle of laws," he said.
"We have five to 10 laws on one single issue, laws which are over hundred years, over one hundred fifty years, over fifty years, and one interprets it the way he wants and stops work," Modi said.
Noting that his party has been in government for a very short time, he said, "We move into a new house and the first thing we do is cleaning. First the public did the cleaning; now we are doing it," he said.

Referring to the financial inclusion programme 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana', Modi said that four crore families have already become part of it since it was launched.
"I congratulate all those who work in the banking sector for running a campaign to open bank accounts and making more than four crore families' part of it, on my single call to do so in the shortest of time."
He said that when banks were nationalized, it was said that they should be for the poor and money should be of help to the poor.
"Thirty to forty years have gone by since then but banks didn't come of use to the poor. Are these treasuries, these banks only for the rich? Are they for big industrialists?" he asked.
With an intention to make banks reachable to poor, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched as half the population were not part of mainstream of economic system, he said.
Speaking on issues faced by farmers, he said, "We have implemented several such schemes in this short period that ensures prosperity and respectable life for farmers, so that in turn they work towards prospering the food basket of our country."

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