Narendra Modi In Oman

PM attacks Cong for India’s bad image

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night said that due to list of scams in the previous regime, India had a bad image for which his government has worked hard to remove “misgovernance”.

On a two-day-visit at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman's capital, while addressing the Indian diaspora, he also mentioned that his "minimum government, maximum governance" strategy has made the life of the citizen easier.

“There will be zero progress in 21st century and India had a bad image due to a long list of scams in the previous regime for which we have worked hard to bring out the country from the bad phase of misgovernance," he said.

Modi said his government has scraped 1400-1450 outdated laws, made procedures simple, pays attention to people's problems with sincerity and take action on them as part of efforts to change the culture of governance in new India.

"All of us are working towards a 'new India' where the poorest of the poor can strive to achieve their dream," Modi told a cheering crowd during his hour-long speech.

"The people have already started to feel a change," he said, amid chants of 'Modi Modi'.

The Prime Minister said that his government is developing next generation infrastructure in the country keeping in mind the needs of 21st century.

"We are working towards making transportation sector co- dependent. Highway, airway, railway and waterway are being integrated together according to each other needs," he said.

Modi said in new India, there are no scams and decisions are no longer avoided. He said challenges are accepted and targets are achieved. "This is the example of a changing work culture in new India," the prime minister said.

"When decisions are made with pure intent and clear policy, the nation saves money. When the existing resources are best utilised, the country saves money," he said, citing examples of how his government has saved one lakh and 40 thousand crore rupees through increased efficiency.

"We renegotiated the oil deals (signed by the previous regimes) with Qatar and Australia and now we have to pay Rs 12,000 crores less that what we would have paid," he said.

"With the help of technology, our government used direct benefit transfer scheme and saved over Rs 57,000 crore of money which could have gone into wrong hands," he added.

He said in this year's annual budget, his government had introduced insurance for 10 crore poor families which can avail benefit of five lakh rupees annually.

"Even out detractors are not opposing the scheme but asking how will it be possible? I just say India is country which once decides, completes the task," he said.

Modi told the members of the Indian community that they are partners in realising the vision of new India.

"The eight lakh Indians in Oman are good-will ambassadors who have contributed to the development of the country. I get a feeling of home in Oman. This is possible only because of the people and the leadership of Oman," he said.

The Prime Minister said that the fact that he delivered the inaugural address at the World Government Summit in Dubai shows that India's stature is growing.

"For the last three years, we have been improving India's relationship with the Gulf countries," he said, adding that with India's increasing progress and credibility, the Gulf countries have increased their interest in the country.

Modi said the ties of India and Oman have always remained strong despite the ups and downs in the political environment in both the countries.

He also said that Indian diaspora has played an essential role in strengthening these ties.

(With Agency Inputs)

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PM to address rallies in poll bound state today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two rallies simultaneously in Tripura today, right before February ’18 Assembly elections in the state.

One in Sipahijala district and the other in Unakoti district along with, a tight arrangement of security for the PM has made in the state.

Addressing poll rallies in Kumarghat and Kailasahar, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had said that in the regime of present central government, the rate of unemployment was increasing and that the Centre was not filling up vacancies remained in the government departments.

The Assembly Elections in Tripura are slated to be held on February 18 and the counting will take place onMarch 3.

(With agency inputs)

Pm In Lok Sabha

Don’t teach us ‘democracy’: PM slammed Cong

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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed the oppositions in Lok Sabha by accusing them for dividing the country.

The PM was reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in the Lok Sabha.

Amid chants from the opposition, ‘stop giving false hopes, stop giving false speech’, PM also said, addressing Congress and the glorification of the Gandhi parivar “Despite you have divided Bharat Mata, we stood by you. You have ruled when you had almost no one as opposition to fight with.

Adding further to it, he also said that “You spent your entire time to glorify one family. You spent your entire energy to make the country remember just Gandhi family. If your intentions were pure and right, this country would have been much ahead of where it is now." 

“Democracy was never Congress or Nehru's charity. Rather it's in our blood, our culture," PM stated.

He also said “Look who is talking about democracy? Your PM Rajiv Gandhi had humiliated a Dali CM of your own party. Please don't teach us lessons on democracy."

In a direct attack to Congress party, PM also raised his voice and said that had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been our first Prime Minister, ‘entire Kashmir would have been ours.’

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House today and tomorrow, as the government may introduce some important bill on Thursday in the Lok Sabha where the ruling NDA has a big majority. 

The debate on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session began Tuesday. It was initiated by the BJP's chief whip Rakesh Singh.

(With agency inputs)

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PM to speak on Kovind’s ‘motion of thanks’ debate

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A source of BJP on Tuesday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The action was initiated on Monday and the motion in expected to be accepted by the House, yet the rulling NDA has a big main part, on Wednesday, following the PM’s reply.

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House on Wednesday and the day after. The government may introduce some important bill on Thursday, sources said.

In his reply, Modi is expected to respond to the opposition attack on his government over a host of issues, including alleged tardy employment generation, the state of economy, agriculture and foreign affairs, among others, and will list its achievements.

BJP members in their speech have hailed the government for its work in curbing black money, strengthening economy and boosting agriculture, claims refuted by opposition lawmakers in their address.

The debate on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session began on Tuesday. It was initiated by the BJP's chief whip Rakesh Singh.

(With agency inputs)

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Cong: Asking jobless youth to sell pakodas is a shame on BJP

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The Congress on Tuesday slammed Bhartiya Janata Parti national chief Amit Shah over his statement in his speech at Rajya Sabha on Pakoda sellers.

“It is so disgraceful to learn that the unemployed youth of our country, who are extremely talented and decently educated are being asked to sell pakodas by our ruling party,” Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan said.

“No one has gone to such depth in making this despicable and disgraceful remark,” he further added.

Ranjan also hit out at Shah's statement that the GST was brought after all parties' consensus.

"The fact that he has to give a justification is proof enough that he realizes he made a mistake. GST was Congress' proposal but we wanted to implement 14.5 percent and BJP took it to 28 percent. With the labour cost added, it increases to as high as 46 percent," he said.

Congress leader Nasir Hussain also criticised Shah for including "vendors as jobs creation by their government."

"Post GST and demonetisation, the employment has come down, so now they feel that even selling pakodas, rolling bidis, rolling incense sticks," Hussain added.

Terming the GST a scheme to loot people, Hussain further said, "People of this country have realized what demonetisation and GST have done to them. This is why they (BJP) had come very close to getting defeated in Gujarat and they lost all the by-elections from Rajasthan to West Bengal."

In his maiden speech at the Upper House on Monday, Shah hit back at former finance minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram for comparing pakora seller to a beggar, and said it was better to sell 'pakodas' than stay unemployed.

In defence of the GST launched by the NDA government, Shah stated that the taxation system was implemented after everyone's consensus.

(With agency inputs)