NGOs, black-marketers ranged against me: Modi

Bargarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that some NGOs and black-marketers were conspiring to defame him and destabilize his government.

He said it does not go down well with some people that a “chai wala” (tea seller) had become the prime minister.

“You would have seen there are attacks on me all the time. They are not able to digest how Modi became the prime minister, how a ‘chai wala’ became the prime minister,” Modi told a farmers’ rally here.

His remarks came while he spoke about the black marketing of urea.

In 2014, some chief ministers and MPs wrote to me on urea shortage. It is nore so, he said, ever since neem coated urea was introduced.

“Neem coating of urea causes problem for some, but it will greatly benefit the farmers. What we do troubles some but farmers will benefit,” said Modi.

He said some NGOs were against him after they were asked about the financial help received from foreign countries.

“The moment we started asking them about their financial transactions, they united and said ‘Modi ko maaro’, ‘Modi ko maaro’. Modi is seeking accounts from us,” he said.

He said the country should know the spending of each paisa the NGOs got from abroad.

He said they had been conspiring to finish off and defame Modi but added they would not succeed.

“We will not allow them to loot the country. That’s why we implemented the neem coating urea to stop black marketing and to benefit the farmers.”