Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that while there may be differences between people and organisations, there should be space in public life for “differing streams” to listen to each other’s point of view.
Addressing the Manorama News Conclave in Kochi via a video link from here, Modi said that there should be continuous dialogue in society irrespective of differing views.
He also said that for many years, a culture was perpetrated in which aspiration became a bad word. He said doors opened depending on ones surname or contacts.
“Success depended on whether you belonged to an Old Boy’s club. Big cities, big institutions & big families…this is all that mattered,” the prime minister said.
He said that the economic culture of “License Raj and Permit Raj struck at the heart of each ambition” but India was changing for the better.
“This is an India where the surnames of the youth do not matter. What matters is their ability to make their own name,” he said.