Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled an opposition leader’s remark that becoming Prime Minister twice was enough achievement while stating that he has no plans to slow down.

During his speech at the Utkarsh Samaroh in Bharuch, Gujarat, PM Modi stated, “A senior leader approached me one day. I appreciate him despite his political opposition to us. He had come to see me because he was upset about some difficulties. He replied the country has already given you two terms as Prime Minister, so what more do you want? He believed that if a person became Prime Minister twice, he had accomplished all.”

PM Modi went on to say that his dream is for welfare initiatives to be saturated and covered completely.

He further stated that “They are unaware that Modi is composed of a distinct dirt. Gujarat is where he was born. That is why I do not believe in taking it easy, as if whatever happened has already occurred and I should now rest. No. My dream is for welfare programmes to be saturated, with 100% coverage.”

His comments come a month after NCP president Sharad Pawar met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss the central agencies’ actions against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and family members of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

PM Modi, who previously served as Gujarat’s Chief Minister, also mentioned the BJP-led government at the federal level, which will complete eight years in office later this month.