Tue, Jan 24, 2017 | updated 06:49 PM IST

Sushil Kumar Modi says schemes announced by PM Modi will promote development

Updated: Jan 01, 2017 14:31 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Jan. 1 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's New Year eve address to the nation, saying that the schemes that the Prime Minister had announced would promote development of the nation.

"The schemes that Prime Minister had announced yesterday for the common people, pregnant women, farmers and senior citizens are laudable and I believe that there will be development," Sushil Kumar told ANI.

He further said that the ruling dispensation and the opposition should work together for the development of the nation and there should not be any politics on development.

In his 43-minute address, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday announced several schemes for farmers, pregnant women and senior citizens. He has also provided certain exemptions and relief on home loan interest to the poor and middle class.

His address garnered a mix response from politicians. While his ministers lavished praise on him for the schemes that he had announced last night, the opposition criticised him for misleading the people and not divulging the details of black money recovered during the 50-day-long demonetisation drive.

Saturday's address to the nation came a day after the expiry of 50-day deadline set by the government for people to deposit old high-value currency notes in banks and post offices.

It was Prime Minister Modi's second address to the nation. The first was on November 8 when he announced the scrapping of Rs. 1,000 and Rs.500 currency notes.(ANI)