"Now the situation has come where every work has been left for the government to do. Gandhi's model was that everything would be done by the people. The demand of the time is that we make the journey of India's development a people's movement," he cited while he also referred to the impact of programmes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Give It UP for voluntary withdrawal of gas subsidy.

He said 52 lakh people have given by their subsidy from which 46 lakh people who we are not using gas cylinders have benefited.

Without any reference to Congress, which has held protests in both Houses of Parliament over the National Herald case, PM Modi stated democracy cannot be restricted to elections and governments alone and that one of the two main dangers before it is 'Mantantra' (functioning as per one's whims and fancies) with the other being 'Dhantantra' (money power).

PM Modi also said the poor are not being able to get their rights as legislations to benefit them are stuck due to disruptions in Parliament. "It is not only GST(bill) but many pro-poor steps are stuck in Parliament."

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