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PM should spend a day in each drought-hit place, says Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena member Sanjay Raut on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spend a day each in drought-hit Bundelkhand and Marathwada so that his government was able to take steps to solve the problems faced by the affected people. 

He also asked how can one expect thirsty and hungry people to raise ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ slogans.

“Our respected Prime Minister travels within the country and abroad. But I request him to go to Bundelkhand and Marathwada for a day each. I am sure he will go and after seeing the conditions of people he will take steps to alleviate the problems,” Raut, whose party Shiv Sena is a NDA constituent, said in Rajya Sabha.

In a hard-hitting speech during a discussion on drought, he said people hit by drought, even though they have ‘Bharat Mata’ in their hearts, have empty stomachs and are thirsty.

“I don’t want to link it with religion, but to hunger. Those who are famished and have become paupers, how do you expect ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ (slogans) from them, we will have to think,” Raut said.
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