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Top 10 quotes from PM Narendra Modi’s

This is a special year – the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha, 125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav.

In the last few days, we have had had some natural calamities in some areas of India. People of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natural disasters and the tragedy in Gorakhpur.

We have to take the country ahead with the determination of creating a ‘New India’. In our nation, there is no one big or small… Everybody is equal. Together we can bring a positive change.

January 1, 2018, will not be an ordinary day. Those born in this century will start turning 18. They are Bhagya Vidhatas of our nation.

We have to change this ‘Chalta Hai’ (anything goes) attitude. We have to think of ‘Badal Sakta Hai’ (things can change). This attitude will help us as a nation.

GST has shown the spirit of cooperative federalism. The nation has come together to support GST & the role of technology has also helped… Good governance is about speed and simplification of processes.

Violence in the name of ‘Astha’ (faith) is not something to be happy about, it will not be accepted in India.

India’s stature in the world is rising. The world is with us in fighting the menace of terror. I thank all nations helping us doing so.

We have to work for the progress of Jammu and Kashmir. Neither with foul language and abuses, nor with the bullet — Kashmir’s problems can only be solved by embracing Kashmiris.

There is no question of being soft on terrorism or terrorists.

 

 

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‘Reform, Perform and Transform’: Top 20 quotes from PM’s Red Fort speech

 

* A strong country cannot be build without a strong society which is based on social justice. Tough and “sensitive” approach is required to tackle the age-old social evils whether it is castism or untouchability.

* Our social unity is most important; division in the name of caste, creed hurts the country. Need to rise above all these issues. ‘Unity in Diversity’ is the whole essence of Indian culture. There is no place for violence and atrocities here

* I have tried to adopt the strategy of ‘Reform, Perform and Transform’; tried to avoid populism.

* Under the previous government, inflation had crossed 10%. We have brought inflation rate below 6 pc; I will continue to work to ensure food plate of poor is not affected by inflation.

* Many innocents were killed in Peshawar terrorist attack (Pak), but there were tears in everyone’s eyes in Parliament here. People of Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK have thanked me a lot in the past few days, I am grateful to them. This is the example of our humanitarian approach, but there are some countries who glorify terrorists.

* We have worked to achieve “One nation, one grid and one price”.

* We all know about coal scam. However, we auctioned coal online, without any corruption charges levelled against us due to transparency.

* When new government is elected, many-a-times, good initiatives taken by the previous government are forgotten. But we did not let this happen, we have taken forward the good initiatives taken by the previous government.

* Our government is giving importance to ‘last man delivery’ by taking decisions decisively as our policies and intentions are clear.

* In my first speech I had asked how we can tackle the huge problem of sanitation in our country. In such little time, we have built 2 crore toilets, more than 70,000 villages are open defecation free.

* From Delhi it takes 3 hours to reach Nagla Fatela village in Hathras, it took 70 years for electricity to reach there. Electricity has reached 10,000 villages out of 18,000 unelectricified villages. The LED bulb that was priced at Rs 350 each, is now being sold at Rs 50 each.

* We have found 9,000 lower ranks in which there will not be any interviews, there will not be any need of references and middlemen. These appointments are being done on merit. Today the citizen is not happy with just the announcement of projects, the unveiling of plans. She / He wants to see the actual work being done on the ground.

* There was a time when the central government was surrounded by allegations but now the government is surrounded by expectations. We have connected 70 crore Indians to Aadhaar and social security schemes.

* We have worked to achieve “One nation, one grid and one price”. GST is one such tax reform which will help us bring in financial stability. GST will give strength to the economy and all parties are to be thanked for it being passed. GST will give strength to our economy & all parties are to be thanked for its passage.

* We did not get an opportunity to die for the country but we have the opportunity to live for the country.

* It is easy to keep account of the work done by the government, but it is difficult to have in-depth knowledge of those initiatives. Today, more than ‘Karya’, I want to talk about ‘Karya Sanskriti’ of the government.

* Today our government is enlivened with expectations. Today, as I speak to you from the ramparts of the Red Fort, it is only natural I give you an account of what the government has been doing. And I can give you a long list of what we have done. But if I tell you everything, I will have to speak from here for a week.

* March from self-governance to good-governance is a resolve of entire nation, it will need sacrifices. The onus is on 125 cr people of India to convert this ‘Swaraj’ into ‘Surajya’. From Parliament to panchayats, gram pradhans to the prime minister, everyone has to fulfill their responsibility. Only then will the dream of surajya come true.

* India’s age is not 70 years, but the journey post colonial rule for a better India is 70 year old.

* India faces a lot of challenges,today but I believe that 125 cr people of India have the ability to face and overcome these challenges.