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Gujarat Chief Minister in Chennai

“Congress-led UPA Govt destroys India’s federal democratic structure”

“Sharing and caring in federalism is a must for a strong India”

– Narendra Modi

 Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today lambasted at the Congress-led UPA Government’s vote bank politics hell bent on destroying India’s very fabric of democratic federal structure.

Speaking as the chief guest on the 42nd anniversary of Cho Ramaswamy’s magazine ‘Tughlak’ in Chennai, he said the UPA Government has pushed the nation to the brink of crises like corruption, inflation and terrorism, consistently ignoring the vision of 120-crore strong people, comprising a vast youth power. The Union Government has adopted a policy of coercive federalism, instead of co-operation, necessary in a democracy with federal structure.

He said that the UPA Government has miserably failed in solving the common man’s problems and in implementing the rule of ‘good governance’, pushing the States to a subordinate position by centralizing and capturing all power. In the name of development, the Centre has monopolized all powers of financial allocations, reducing even the Constitutional rights of the States.

Post-Independence, the Congress party’s single party rule of negative vote bank politics for almost 40 years has spread an atmosphere of gloom and pessimism in the country. There is no direction. The government just maintains a status quo. The UPA Government is neck deep in trouble, owing to its explicit greed for power and position. It is least concerned about consolidation and expansion of its economy. The present government is by far the most corrupt government after Independence.

Mr. Modi said that the ‘Gujarat Model’ of development is already paying dividends and as it has generated a lot of hope amidst widespread gloom. Gujarat’s is capable of changing the political situation. Even as Gujarat’s annual growth rate exceeds 10 per cent, its mantra, “Gujarat’s development for India’s development”, could play a decisive role in India’s economy, too. He pointed out that Gujarat’s corruption-free good governance has come in for accolades from the world over, but the Congress-ruled Union Government is just reluctant to extend any incentive, let alone any assistance, to Gujarat. In fact, the UPA Government has spared no stone unturned as part of individualistic vindictive policy to single out and target certain states only.

In a gross misuse of Constitutional authorities and institutions like CBI, Intelligence Bureau and Income-Tax Department, Mr. Modi said, the Union Government in power has apparently instructed them: “If you don’t like a political leader, try to destroy him by any means.”

The Gujarat Government and Gujarat’s Chief Minister has to bear the brunt of the harassment, but the present incumbent doesn’t know how to bow down, as he is backed by the people of Gujarat. However, he said, the Centre’s this negative and retrograde politics of divide and rule is eating into the very fabric of India, pushing the nation to the brink of doom.

He cited the Centre’s rejecting the Gujcoc Bill, without weighing the gravity of international security, as a glaring example of the Centre’s attitude. He enlisted the communal violence Bill and the bid to reserve 4.5 per cent quota for the minorities from 27 per cent quota for OBC as another example of majority-minority vote bank politics.

“India is in need of clean and transparent governance in the 21st Century. A strong, stable and transparent leadership is the demand of the time,” he said.

If India has to become a global power, he said, there is a need for vision to ensure development of the youth’s skills, agricultural growth, infrastructure development, a strong manufacturing sector and create job opportunity for 50 million. India’s youth power is set to increase by 250 million in the years to come. It is this youth power which should be the growth engine of the nation’s economy. The vote bank policy is unlikely to continue any longer.

Talking about his Tamil Nadu counterpart, Mr. Modi described Selvi Jaylalitha as a courageous and visionary leader who is capable of guiding the destiny of TN as a most progressive state. “She is a leader who can give good governance and a corruption-free government,” he said and congratulated the people of TN for voting her back to power in the state.

Mr. Modi said that both Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are moving in the direction of good governance and development.

He praised the efforts to create a public awareness about the social and political issues by Mr. Cho Ramaswamy to educate people through his magazine ‘Tughlak’.

Mr. Narendra Modi also extended warm greetings to the people on the auspices of Pongal.

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April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.