ഏതൊരു ദൗത്യത്തിന്റെയും ഊർജ്ജസ്വലത 'യുവാക്കളുടെ ഊർജ്ജസ്വലതയെ ആശ്രയിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു: പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി മോദി
ഇന്ത്യ ദുർബലമായ അഞ്ചിൽ നിന്ന് ലോകത്തിലെ അഞ്ചാമത്തെ വലിയ സമ്പദ്‌വ്യവസ്ഥയായി മാറിയിരിക്കുന്നു: പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി മോദി
" ബിജെപിക്കും ഈ രാജ്യത്തെ യുവജനങ്ങൾക്കും സമാനമായ തരംഗദൈർഘ്യമുണ്ട്. ഞങ്ങൾ പരിഷ്‌കാരങ്ങൾ കൊണ്ടുവരുന്നു, യുവാക്കൾ വിജയകരമായ യുവാക്കൾ നയിക്കുന്ന പങ്കാളിത്തവും മാറ്റവും പ്രാപ്‌തമാക്കുന്ന ഫലങ്ങൾ കൊണ്ടുവരുന്നു: പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി മോദി"
ബഹിരാകാശ മേഖലയിലും പ്രതിരോധത്തിലും ഞങ്ങൾ പരിഷ്കാരങ്ങൾ കൊണ്ടുവന്നു.ഇന്ത്യയെ ആത്മനിർഭർ ആക്കുന്ന PLI മേഖലകൾ നമ്മുടെ യുവാക്കൾക്കുള്ള അവസരങ്ങൾ പ്രോത്സാഹിപ്പിക്കുന്നു - പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി മോദി
"നമ്മുടെ രാജ്യത്തെ യുവാക്കളുടെ കഴിവുകൾ തുറക്കുക എന്നതാണ് ഞങ്ങളുടെ മുദ്രാവാക്യം." - പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി മോദി

PM Modi addressed ‘Yuvam’ conclave in Kerala’s Therava. Beginning his speech, PM Modi greeted the audience in Malayalam. PM Modi stated, “The vibrancy of any mission depends on the vibrancy of the youth. This vibrancy and energy often increase when I interact with the youth of Kerala.” He stated the importance of the role of youth in the ‘Amrit Kaal’ and congratulated the youth of Kerala for organizing an event at such a large scale.


Citing the names of eminent personalities like VP Appu Kottan Poduwal, Nambi Narayan, and CI Isaac among others, PM Modi stated that “the youth continue to be inspired by them.” He added that India’s renaissance and social reformation were led by great personalities such as Adi Shankaracharya ji and Narayan Guru ji. During our freedom struggle, freedom fighters such as K Kelappan, K Kumar, NK Damodaran Nair among others played a huge role in winning India’s freedom. Attributing their role PM Modi stated, “I am happy that the youth of Kerala today are following in their footsteps.”


PM Modi reiterated how everybody across the globe is calling this century as India’s century, how the perception of nothing will change in India has now transformed into an India promoting Startup India, Stand up India, and Atmanirbhar Bharat and how India has transformed from a ‘fragile five’ to being the ‘fifth largest economy’ in the world. Regarding the same PM Modi stated, “All these achievements are incomplete without the contribution of the youth who will continue to lead India towards progress and development. The youth today is also taking up responsibilities to solve global problems.”


During India’s G20 Presidency, various meetings including the Sherpa Summit at Kumarakom, and the health working group meeting in Thiruvananthapuram saw tremendous participation of the youth showcasing professionalism of the highest level by the people of Kerala.


PM Modi stated that “The BJP and the youth of this country have a similar wavelength. We bring reforms and the youth brings results enabling a successful youth-led partnership and change.
He added that in all the sectors which were completely ridden with scams during the Congress-led government, the BJP-led NDA government, through its effective governance, has brought reforms. “We brought reforms in the space, defence and PLI sectors making India Atmanirbhar promoting opportunities for our youth,” he stated. By extensively focusing on the expansion of infrastructure through roadways, highways, and waterways among others, PM Modi said that the Central Government sought to expand opportunities for exports.


PM Modi stated, “The youth of Kerala is aware that only through infrastructure creation, industrial expansion, creation of job opportunities and expansion of tourism will occur.” The government through its initiatives be it the Kochi Metro or the launch of the First Vande Bharat in Kerala or the creation of airport infrastructure in Kannur has always envisaged the creation of infrastructure facilitating growth and development.


Reiterating the importance of the Blue Economy for the people of Kerala, PM Modi stated that “The government is committed to promoting the Ease of Living of the people.” The government through its initiatives in creating new harbours, post-harvest infrastructure, and enabling access to formal credit through Kisan Credit Cards to fish farmers.


All our efforts are towards promoting the well-being of the youth of Kerala. In our recent initiative, we have enabled the youth of Kerala to appear for the CAPF Constable exam in Malayalam along with 12 other regional languages. Through Rozgar Melas, we are providing government jobs to various youths in the country. On the same, PM Modi stated, “Our motto is to unlock the potential of the youth of our country.”


On Kerala’s traditional medicine, PM Modi acknowledged the centuries-old tradition of medicines in Kerala and how former Kenyan PM Raila Odinga’s daughter’s eye treatment was successful as a result of the same”.


While addressing the audience, PM Modi stated, “I feel happy when I discuss the state of Kerala in Mann Ki Baat”, while also reiterating the importance of the 100th episode of Mann ki Baat, thanking the people of Kerala for their support.


PM Modi stated that the youth of Kerala should not be trapped in the dual ideologies where one ideology holds its party ideology over the progress of the state and on the other hand the other ideology promotes family over the development of the state. He said, “The youth in the state should support the BJP Government which has always respected the aspirations of the people of Kerala.” On this PM Modi stated that he wished the youth of Kerala to lead India in AI revolution and to be the harbingers of Malayalam culture all around the world.


PM Modi stated that in the coming 25 years, the youth of Kerala have to participate in the Amrit Kaal and has to enable India to become a developed country by maintaining its democratic traditions and has to envisage a society free of divisive forces.


Before addressing the Yuvam conclave, PM Modi also held a roadshow which received massive public support and enthusiasm.

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PM Modi's interview to News X
May 21, 2024

In an interview to News X, Prime Minister Modi addressed the issue of toxic language in elections, explained why the Opposition frequently discussed him, and shared his views on job creation. He criticized the Congress' tax plans and appeasement politics.

Rishabh Gulati: A very warm welcome to the viewers of NewsX and India News. I’m Rishabh Gulati and with me is Aishwarya Sharma of The Sunday Guardian and Rana Yashwant. In today’s special episode, we proudly welcome a renowned ‘rashtra sevak’, and the Prime Minister of India in this Amrit Kaal, Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi. Mr Prime Minister, you took the time to speak to us, we are very grateful.

Prime Minister: Namaskar, my warm greetings to all your viewers.

 

Rishabh Gulati: Mr Prime Minister, the first question that comes to mind is about the Opposition, and it seems that the biggest item on their poll agenda is Narendra Modi. Why, in your opinion, do they talk so much about Narendra Modi?

Prime Minister: To understand why they discuss Narendra Modi, we must first understand the Opposition. To understand them, one can examine the administration between 2004 and 2014.

The Opposition has not been able to play a strong role. Even as the Opposition, the way they are falling apart, they did not play a constructive role of any kind. Despite deep discussions, they haven’t been able to bring serious issues to the public attention. They thought that by their antics, taking up space in the media, they would be able to keep their boat afloat. Even in this election, I have seen that they make fresh attempts every day to acquire media space, be it by making videos, nonsensical statements, or behaving in a way that people don’t normally behave. So they do this to acquire space in the media. Now abusing Modi is one such antic, where, if nothing else, they are guaranteed publicity. Even a small-time politician, if he bad-mouths me, will get about an hour of media attention. Perhaps they see Modi as a ladder to climb up in their political career.

 

Aishwarya Sharma: Mr Prime Minister, the I.N.D.I. alliance is talking about wealth redistribution. Do you think this is possible, and will the voters of the country be influenced by such a scheme?

Prime Minister: You can’t examine this in isolation. You must look at their overall thought process. When their (Congress) manifesto was released, I had said the manifesto had the imprint of the Muslim League. There was a statement made by Dr Manmohan Singh… I had attended the meeting in which he said that ‘Muslims have the first right to India’s resources.’ Now when I raised this in public, their media ecosystem raised a storm saying that ‘Modi is lying,’. So two days later, I brought Manmohan Singh’s press conference forward and put it in front of them. Then they stopped talking. So this was one example. Now in their Manifesto, they have said that they will give reservation (to Muslims) even when allotting government contracts.

So today, when a bridge is to be built somewhere, what is the criteria for awarding the contract? The company bidding is evaluated based on how resourceful they are, their experience, their capability, their ability to deliver on time, all these things. Now they say that they want to give reservations to the minorities, to the Muslims, in this process as well. It all adds up. Now when they say that they will impose inheritance tax, it means that taxes that go to the government, who will stand to benefit from it? It’s the same people that Manmohan Singh ji talked about. If you join the dots, this is the logic that comes from it. How will the country accept this? Secondly, has any developing country in the world indulged in such madness? Today, India needs to work hard to rise above its problems. We have made this attempt and pulled 25 crore people out of poverty. Where there used to be a few hundred start-ups, there are now over 1.25 lakh start-ups, and there are Unicorns. You must go among the people and work with energy, and that will bring the right result.

 

Rana Yashwant: Mr Prime Minister, the Ram Mandir has been built in Ayodhya, the consecration of Ram Lalla took place and there was joy among the people. In all this, there is Iqbal Ansari, who has fought the legal battle, and is an important person. He comes, holding a placard that says ‘Modi ka Parivaar’. Today, the minority community identifies with your policies and welfare schemes. Your opinion?

Prime Minister: Since you’ve brought up Ram Mandir and Iqbal Ansari, I will narrate an incident. Ram Mandir should have been built right after Independence. In all these years, it wasn’t built because they (Congress) felt it would affect their vote bank. Attempts were made in the Courts till the very end to stop it. It is a fact that Congress hindered the building of the Ram Mandir. Despite this, when the Supreme Court judgment came through, the Court constituted a trust, and the trust members, let go of all past differences and went to invite the Congress Party members to the consecration ceremony. They rejected the invitation. The same people went to invite Iqbal Ansari. The ironic thing is, that Iqbal Ansari, who fought the Babri Masjid case his entire life, respected the Supreme Court’s verdict and attended the ‘Shilanyas’ and the ‘Pran Prathistha’ ceremony as well. This is what I think, as far as Iqbal Ansari is concerned.

Now if you want to talk about secularism, it is my very serious allegation, that for over 75 years, through a very well-crafted conspiracy, a false narrative has been fed to the nation. It has been embedded in the nation from before our birth. Sardar Patel was targeted by this narrative, and maybe, today it may be my turn, tomorrow someone else… Why do they cry out ‘secularism’ over and over again? It’s because they want to divert the world’s attention from their communal activities.

They cry ‘thief’ over and over when they have defrauded the people, and they do this because they think crying ‘thief’ will divert the public’s attention. This is their ploy. I have called them out in front of everyone, that they are the ones who are communal. India’s constitution does not allow you to indulge in such sectarian acts, and I have brought out several such examples, like I mentioned earlier that they called the Muslims the rightful inheritors of India’s wealth. I am exposing them. They (Congress) hide behind their politics of appeasement and instead accuse me of being communal. I am talking about those communal parties that wear the ‘nikab’ of secularism and indulge in hardcore communalism. I find three things common among these people. They are hardcore sectarians, they are extremely casteist, and they are hardcore dynasts. They are so full of these three things that they can’t come out of it.

 

Rishabh Gulati: Mr Prime Minister, you have spoken about lifting 25 crore people out of poverty. 80 crore poor people are receiving ration – it is necessary now and will be so in the future as well. What do you have to say about how crucial it will be in the future?

Prime Minister: When Manmohan Singh ji was the Prime Minister, news was rife with reports of food grains getting spoilt. So, the Supreme Court asked the government as to why the grains were not being distributed among the poor. Manmohan Singh ji, who was the Prime Minister then, stated on record that they could not distribute the grains and that it was impossible to do it. That is the consequence of his thinking. I faced the same issue, especially during COVID-19. My first goal was to ensure that a stove should be lit in every poor household. So, I started working on it. I have stated this for the next five years as well because in the lives of those who come out of poverty…

For example, one returns home from the hospital. The treatment has been done but precaution is necessary. A doctor advises you to take rest for a particular duration after returning home, tells you what to eat and what to refrain from consuming, and what to take care of. Why? The illness has already been addressed, but if anything is jeopardized then the condition of the person would return to what it was. That is why poor people who escape poverty need handholding. They should not return to that state in any condition. Once they escape poverty, they should be empowered to stand strong. In my understanding, in the next five years, those who have escaped poverty should be able to firmly stand on their feet. Any unfortunate incident in their family, should not push them to poverty again. And only then will the country eradicate poverty.

 

Aishwarya Sharma: Mr Prime Minister, our country is the youngest country. Under your tenure, 10 lakh government jobs have been filled. Now, the Opposition has vowed to fill 30 lakh government jobs. In your third term, how do you plan to boost employment opportunities for the youth?

Prime Minister: You must have read the SKOCH report that was released. I hope your TV channel studies the SKOCH report in detail and conducts a TV debate on this. They have analysed some 20 to 22 schemes of the government. They have published statistics about how many person-year-hours have been obtained. They have revealed how many hours it takes to build 4 crore houses and how many people it employs. They have published data for about 22 different parameters.

They have stated that 50 crore people have accrued benefits. Secondly, we brought the Mudra Yojana. We give bank loans without any guarantee. We have disbursed loans worth Rs 23 Lakh Crore. 80% of those who have received these loans are first-timers. Some have started their businesses and have employed a few people in this process. Start-ups used to be in the thousands and now they are in lakhs. People have been employed in this process, right? Consider that a 1000-kilometre road is being built and think about how many jobs are created. So, if a 2000-kilometre road is being built more people will be employed, right? Today, road and rail construction has doubled, electrification has doubled, and mobile towers are reaching every corner of India. All this is being created by people who have received jobs. That is why a lie is being peddled.

 What’s important is that we must move towards creating jobs for ourselves. The youth in this country are in the mood to do something and be productive and we must help them. We must encourage them. Our Mudra Yojana does exactly that. We also run the SVANidhi scheme. There are countless street hawkers, who are poor people. But today, they are taking money from the bank to run their businesses. Due to this, they can save money and expand their business. Earlier, a street hawker would sit on the footpath and now his goal is to buy a lorry. One who would owned a lorry earlier now wishes to provide home delivery services. Their aspirations are rising. This is why I believe that while people receive the benefits of government schemes, which will eventually result in development, we must also focus on several other areas.

 

Rana Yashwant: Prime Minister, your government works on the principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Beneficiaries avail welfare schemes without any discrimination – caste, religion, or community. Yet, the Opposition maintains that Muslims do not accrue the same benefits from these welfare schemes.

Prime Minister: You are the first person from whom I’ve heard this. The unique aspect of my government, in terms of delivering welfare schemes, has not raised any questions regarding discrimination.

 

Rana Yashwant: The Opposition has to say this.

Prime Minister: Even the Opposition does not say this. You are the first person from whom I’ve heard this. I have never heard this from anybody because everyone knows… and Muslims themselves say that they receive all benefits.

The primary reason is that I have two principles. First, 100% saturation. For example, if poor people must be given houses, complete delivery must take place. If 100% delivery is the goal, then where does the scope of discrimination even arise? Whether it is providing gas connections, building toilets, ensuring tap water connections, I believe in 100% delivery. Yes, some people will receive the benefits in January, some in April and some in November, but the scheme will apply to all and 100%. I believe that true secularism is when 100% delivery is done. Social justice is when 100% is done. So, if my mission is 100% saturation… and nobody has made this charge yet. They don’t have the courage to say it. I have lived in Gujarat as well, and on this topic, nobody can prop up any charges against me.

 

Rishabh Gulati: Mr Prime Minister, you have taken out time to sit with us and relay your ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Thank you so much. Best of luck for the polls ahead.

Prime Minister: I thank you all. I have been campaigning day and night…

 

Rana Yashwant: You are constantly on the move. We see you morning until night on the run…

Rishabh Gulati: Today, you had a big rally at 8 in the morning.

Prime Minister: I started my day at 6 am and went to Jagannath Puri temple to offer my prayers. Since then I have been traveling and have at last got time to meet you.

 

Rana Yashwant: Where ever you go, Jagannath or Kashi, there is a sea of people that comes to greet you. You have experienced it yourself.

Prime Minister: I realise that my responsibilities are now increasing. I also see that the public has taken ownership of elections. Political parties are not fighting the elections. The public has taken ownership of this election. And the results will be as desired by the public.

Thank you!