India’s current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hated and loved by people in an almost equal measure. And while most people associate every discussion about PM Modi with the politics of the land, this incident recounted by someone on Quora is far from being political.
As much as it looks otherwise, this incident is more about the IAS officer’s reaction on receiving a phone call from PM Modi than it is about the politics of the land.
Quora user Pushpak Chakraborty shared a post about an IAS officer he knows personally who got an unexpected call from PM Modi at 10pm on July 21, 2016.
Here’s how the story goes:
Edit 3: Since this answer has gone viral on social media, I would add another example to show what has changed after NDA came to power.
Ever since the Government and its Ministers started responding to complaints, the common people have grown a belief that the Government is there for them. The Government has made itself accountable to its citizens. Here is an example of an Entrepreneur who didn’t get his Government subsidy for years and after writing to PMO, got his subsidy worth Rs50 lakhs credited to his account.
An IAS officer who is well known to my father and is posted in North Tripura got a call at 10pm on 21st July. He was surprised to get a call so late in the night.
A young voice from the other side apologised for calling so late and asked if he is free for a few minutes because the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi wants to talk to him.
His brain froze for a few seconds and he could feel his legs shivering. He meekly whispered yes and after a few beeps, the call was transferred and none other than Mr Modi was on call. Modi apologised to him again for calling so late and said that he is just done with a meeting with Mr Nitin Gadkari and they needed his help to repair National Highway 208-A connecting Tripura to the rest of the country. He says he doesn’t even remember how he responded to it. All he remembers is Modi telling him that the GOI has spoken to both the Assam and Tripura Government and all help would be provided to him to oversee the project.
He didn’t sleep that night. Modi’s voice kept echoing in his mind and he couldn’t believe what had just happened. He tried connecting all dots and couldn’t find any logic.
Next day, when he reached his office, he got communications from Tripura Government, Assam Government and GOI. He was sanctioned funds for the project to repair 15 kms of the highway. He immediately took his staff and went to visit the stretch. He found 6 JCBs standing there that were provided by Assam Government.
Over the next 4 days, more than 300 trucks with materials kept arriving and along with local workers and PWD officials from Assam and Tripura, he opened the highway for vehicles with necessities for Tripura.
Yesterday Mr Nitin Gadkari called him to thank him for his remarkable efforts and promised that NH-44 would be repaired on a war mode. He also asked him to visit PMO office whenever he is in Delhi.
That’s my India with such remarkable stories of valour and I am proud of it. This story signifies how the Central Government is concerned about its people and there are numerous, I repeat, numerous such stories from across the country.
Edit 1: If you’re one among the few who doubt the credibility of this story, kindly go through the comment chain where few have precisely mentioned the details.
Edit 2: Those who still doubt the authenticity of the story, do something. If you know to read Bengali, brilliant, or else find a Bengali friend and read Dainik Sambad Newspaper of 26th August 2016, Tripura’s most read newspaper. The Tripura State Administration has verified the story.
I am surprised at the response to this story. There is nothing shocking about it. PM Narendra Modi conducts Pragati Meeting every month where he talks to officers at the ground level checking progress in key projects.
Edit 4: If this doesn’t nail it, I don’t know what will. Watch this report from ABP News and an interview with Mr Nitin Gadkari. I don’t think ABP News is BJP funded.
Watch the interview of Nitin Gadkari here.
Disclaimer: I am not being paid by anyone nor anybody or any organisation is behind me to push this story. I have been alleged to make false claims because of my association with BJP IT Cell. I want to make it clear that I am not an official or registered member of BJP IT Cell. I only contribute few articles in a month. This story is true to my knowledge, and I take complete responsibility for it.
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