On Friday, PM Modi in his second Interview to a news channel CNN-News 18 spoke on various issues including Kashmir unrest, Dalit and the Indian economy among others.
Here is a brief of what PM Modi said on various issues:
“Ever since I celebrated the anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, many people had a problem with the thought that Modi is a devotee of Ambedkar. All those self-appointed guardians who were trying to create tension in the country did not like that Modi is with the Dalits… That Modi devotes himself to tribals. I am devoted to the welfare of all Dalits, oppressed, underprivileged and deprived.
#PMSpeaksToNetwork18 Incidents of communal violence, atrocities against Dalits and tribals have decreased, compared to the previous govt.
— News18 (@CNNnews18) September 2, 2016
Speaking on Kashmir, PM said, Kashmir needs development and trust both from the Country so that the heaven called Kashmir will remain heaven.
The country has faith in us that our agenda is development and it will remain so. And this is not a political issue. This is my conviction. We need to empower the poor. There was a time when we were seen as a sinking boat. The ‘I’ in BRICS was seen as a sinking ship but today India is seen as a bright spot, Modi said.
Today, the entire world says that at 7% growth, we are the fastest growing economy, whether it is the World Bank, IMF, credit agencies, even UN agencies, they all say India growing rapidly. And reform policies which are helping growth has been emphasised. ‘Reform to Transform’ is my mantra. But now that I’m sitting in this interview, I want to say reform, perform, transform and inform.
The country has 80 cr youth. they are below 30 years of age. If the youth has the skill, they can change the fortunes of this country. He also said that by enhancing the agriculture sector, employment opportunities shall be created.
Media has major contributions towards whatever I’m today, Modi said. Media is doing its job and it should. I believe, media must strongly criticise government’s work. Otherwise, democracy won’t work. He also pointed out that these days media is busy in TRP rat race. And they don’t have time for research.
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