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MGR is one of the most respected icons of India. He worked exclusively for the downtrodden and his social welfare schemes gave the strength to fight poverty: PM
NDA is a strong and united alliance that gives voices to regional aspirations: PM Modi
Our decisions are not taken by a High Command in Delhi. The people of India are our high command: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a massive public meeting in the city of Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu today.

PM Modi began by reminiscing about the ancient roots of the Tamil people, their language, culture and its heritage in India. He further acknowledged and applauded the great political leaders of Tamil Nadu, former CM Smt. Jayalalithaa and Sh. MGR, whose statue was also inaugurated on this occasion by Prime Minister Modi. PM Modi then added, “MGR is one of the most respected icons of India. He worked exclusively for the downtrodden and his social welfare schemes gave the strength to fight poverty. So, I am happy to tell two things: One, that our government has decided to rename the Chennai Central Station after the great son of this land, MGR and secondly, we are also seriously thinking about ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have in-flight announcements in the Tamil language.”

PM Modi further described several major decisions and schemes at the national level which are showing tremendous potential to bring about positive impact in the lives of millions of Indians and said that it is a matter of pride for all Tamil people that India has committed to construct fourteen thousand houses for Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka. Similarly, almost nineteen hundred fishermen from Sri Lanka have returned home to Tamil Nadu due to the consistent efforts of the government. A few of them were also facing the death sentence but, the government ensured with the cooperation of the Government of Sri Lanka that they returned to India. PM Modi also talked about the record improvements in India’s tourism sector, which will significantly benefit the economy of Tamil Nadu as well as the major defence corridor which will boost the local economy in the state as well as enhance the country’s defence capabilities.

Taking on the Opposition parties for their years of mis-governance and dynastic politics, PM Modi said, “The careless conduct of the Opposition on national security is very well known. Guided by politics and selfish interests, they neither want a strong India nor strong armed forces. Congress and their allies can never fulfil regional aspirations because their decisions are guided by the culture of command and Family First. Supporting Congress and their allies means decisions will be taken sitting in air-conditioned rooms in Delhi, not in the villages of Tamil Nadu. Congress also insults strong regional leaders. The people of Tamil Nadu will never forget how one family insulted K. Kamaraj. On the other hand, our decisions are not taken by a High Command in Delhi. The people of India are our high command. Our track record shows that the NDA is best placed to fulfil regional aspirations.”

Concluding his wide-ranging address to the large number of supporters, PM Modi said that the country witnessed rapid development during the last five years after several years of corrupt governance prevalent during Congress rule. He further described his government’s approach over various issues saying, “Our priorities are India First. Our policies put People First. In the last four and half years, a lot has been done and with the people’s blessings, we want to do a lot more.”

 

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BRICS Business Council created a roadmap to achieve $ 500 billion Intra-BRICS trade target by the next summit :PM
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PM participates in Leaders dialogue with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi along with the Heads of states of other BRICS countries participated in the Leaders dialogue with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank.

Prime Minister said that the BRICS Business Council created a roadmap to achieve the $ 500 billion Intra-BRICS trade target by the next summit and identification of economic complementarities among BRICS countries would be important in this effort. The partnership agreement between New Development Bank and BRICS Business Council would be useful for both the institutions, he added.

PM requested BRICS countries and NDB to join Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure initiative. He also requested that the work of establishing the Regional Office of NDB in India should be completed soon. This will give a boost to projects in priority areas, he added.

PM concluded that our dream of strengthening BRICS economic cooperation can be realized only with the full cooperation of the Business Council and New Development Bank.