Drawing up the map for India’s future, Prime Minister Modi while giving the keynote address at Republic TV summit, reiterated that the future of India is bright.
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“Did anyone even dream that India will jump to 77th rank from 142 in Ease of Doing Business in four years? India is marching towards top 50,” PM Modi said. Speaking on financial inclusion and last-mile connectivity, PM Modi said that rickshaw drivers, vegetable vendors and even tea-sellers are now using BHIM app with ease. He added that the aviation sector is growing at such a pace that companies would have to order 1,000 new aircraft. “Had anyone thought that national waterways will ever become a reality? That a vessel will sail in the Ganga from Kolkata and reach Varanasi?” he added.
“No one even would have thought that those Congress leaders responsible for the 1984 genocide will ever be brought to justice,” he added. Speaking on the corruption charges levelled against his government, he said, “In our country, there is a psychology that if corruption charges are put up against the government, they must be true. That the government must be wrong and the one who has put up the allegations must be right. But it has happened for the first time that some people accused the government of wrongdoings but the apex court of the country told them that whatever has happened has happened with complete transparency.”
Furthering his report-card, Modi said that before 2014, the cleanliness percentage of India was not even 40%. It has now reached as much as 97%. He said that this has given a very strong picture of the ‘Surging India’. “This has happened because of ‘policy-driven governance’ and ‘predictable transparent policies’. It is because of these that the highways and railway lines are constructed at double the speed in India. Villages are getting electrified and work is on on more than 100 new airports and heliports. The policies and schemes which were on hold for over 30-40 years are being implemented,” he added.
Addressing the audience in Mumbai, PM Modi said, “I am in a city which never stops. I want to stand here and say that India is a country that never stops. Na rukenge, na dheema padenge, na thamenge, yeh India ne thaan liya hai. (India will not stop, not slow, not pause).”
Taking a dig at the promises of the former government which they failed to fulfill, PM Modi said, “Previous government believed in bringing in the ACT, but the ‘action’ was missing. They brought in Food Security Bill and won accolades for the same. But when we came to power in 2014, only 11 states were getting the benefit of this bill.”
PM Modi reiterated that his government is committed to providing education to children, employment to youth, medicines and healthcare to senior citizens and support to farmers.