The Barisan Nasional government must be given the new mandate to continue its rural development agenda, said Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.
The Prime Minister said the agenda was close to his heart because it was initiated by his late father and second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, and he wanted a fresh mandate to continue the agenda.
“It is pointless to talk until one froths at the mouth or sheds tears of blood because it will be too late if Putrajaya falls into the hands of another party.
“I sit in Putrajaya but I am aware that it is due to people here in Lipis. This is our political base, and the No.1 rule in politics is to look after your political base,” he said at a meet-the-people session at Dewan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah here today.
At the event, Datuk Seri Najib approved an allocation, estimated to be RM10 million, it is to upgrade the Benta water treatment plant and build a sports complex in Kechau here.
Najib said Lipis was close to his heart because he was born at the official residence of the Pahang State Secretary here 65 years ago.