"Speaking at a rally in Himachal Pradesh, Shri Narendra Modi duly acknowledged the contribution of the youth from the State in serving the Nation by saying that it was only because they were awake on the borders of India that India could sleep peacefully"
"Condemning the approach of the Congress which considered politics as a career and a business, Shri Modi spoke of how the BJP was only concerned with Rashtrabhakti and service"
"Shri Modi spoke of how a paradigm shift was needed in the Nation’s development journey and how the decision-makers need to change their perspective of looking at things"
"Governments need the trust of the people to function. The Congress government is perhaps the first government which is not trusted by the people: Shri Narendra Modi"
"Stressing on the need to tackle the vice of corruption, Shri Modi said that to free the Nation from corruption, we needed to free the Nation from the corrupt"

Addressing a massive crowd of supporters at the BJP’s Parivartan rally at Sujanpur Tira in Himachal Pradesh, on the afternoon of 16th February, Shri Narendra Modi spoke about issues plaguing the State and the sky-high arrogance of the Congress that had ruined the Nation.

Seeking support from the people of Himachal for the BJP, Shri Modi said, “NDA is forming the next government and our agenda is National Development Alliance.” He urged the people to vote for the BJP and show their support for ‘Development Politics’ instead of ‘Divisive Politics’.

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Expressing his disapproval of the sky-high arrogance of the Congress party, and their unwillingness to answer the people of India over the plaguing issues of inflation, corruption and unemployment, Shri Modi said, “Congress leaders are going across the nation talking about greats of the past but what about price rise. They are not willing to tell the people that we were unable to bring down prices despite promising to.”

Condemning the approach of the Congress which considered politics as a career and a business, Shri Modi spoke of how the BJP was only concerned with Rashtrabhakti and service. “There is nothing like membership in the BJP. We have a relationship of blood and a relation for generations,” said Shri Modi.

Speaking about the preference of the Congress to do ‘zeher ki kheti’ Shri Modi said, “The Nation knows very well who is doing the Zeher Ki Kheti,” while adding about the hatred of the Congress government towards the BJP, and the tactics they adopt to pull the BJP down. “One day a Kerala leader praised me, he was removed, a minister from Kerala met me he was taken to task. This politics of hatred and untouchability is not good for a democracy. Congress is a dynastic party and this is the opposite of being a democratic party,” said Shri Modi, while stressing on how Sonia Gandhi ji’s questioned the essence of Shri Modi’s initiative of the Statue of Unity, but was ready to fight the next election on the aspect of Unity.

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Stressing on the need to tackle the vice of corruption, Shri Modi said that to free the Nation from corruption, we needed to free the Nation from the corrupt. He retorted to the Prime Minister’s statement of ‘money not growing on trees’ by citing the example of the Himachal CM, who belonged to the Congress party. “Leader of Congress and HP CM, his assets have risen 14 times and this was written in his affidavit. The PM says money does not grow on trees but your own CM became 14 times richer after money from trees,” said Shri Modi.

He further went on to add how each of the Telecom ministers under the Congress government were embroiled in some scam or charge of corruption. “Till when will the Congress keep saving itself? The root cause of corruption in this nation is the Congress party. If Congressmen are not corrupt then what is their worry in getting black money back,” asked Shri Modi, while stating that how the black money stashed abroad actually belonged to the people of India and how they had been looted by the corrupt Congress government.

Shri Modi said that he himself strongly opposed corruption. “And for whom should I be corrupt. I have nothing. This mind and body is totally devoted to the nation,” he added.

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He asked the people of Himachal if they had any faith in the ruling Congress government, and if not, why were they still tolerating them. “Governments need the trust of the people to function. This is perhaps the first government which is not trusted by the people,” said Shri Modi.

Citing the grievances of the farmers of Himachal, Shri Modi spoke of how they were paid the full value of their apple produce during the rule of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and how under the Congress government, they were being exploited by not being given their due. Shri Modi spoke of how a paradigm shift was needed in the Nation’s development journey, and how the decision-makers need to change their perspective of looking at things. “Solutions in one place cannot be used in other places. We need to understand issues and then solve them. By calling CM meets and asking CMs to speak for 10 minutes will not help. The Prime Minister must come to the Himayalan states and sit with the CMs,” said Shri Modi.

Highlighting the immense scope of tourism in a country like India, Shri Modi spoke of how rail connectivity was an important contributor to the growth of tourism. Stating that Himachal had sadly been left out on this front, especially due to the lack of visionary leaders in the Delhi government, Shri Modi called for the need to lay due emphasis on this aspect. Speaking about environment concerns Shri Modi said that under Shri Dhumal ji’s rule Himachal had got many awards for being environment-friendly but that was a thing of the past.

Addressing the rally, Shri Modi spoke of his special association with Himachal Pradesh during the years he did organizational work in the State. He said how he got an opportunity to visit the State each time Shri Vajpayee ji came here, and how he had gone to serve Gujarat as the Chief Minister after serving the people of Himachal as a BJP karyakarta.

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Shri Modi duly acknowledged the contribution of the youth from Himachal in serving the Nation by saying that it was only because they were awake on the borders of India that India could sleep peacefully. He added that the BJP party leaders were witness to the dedication of the soldiers to serve the Nation, especially during the Kargil war, but also shared his displeasure to the fact that inspite of such devotion and fearlessness of the Indian soldier, India was being bullied by other nations.

Shri Modi put forth the BJP’s emphasis on ensuring the growth and progress of everyone who had been left out of the development journey, and assured the people of bringing change in a span of merely 60 months.

BJP leaders present on the occasion included BJP President Shri Rajnath Singh, Former Himachal Pradesh CM Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal, Former CM of Himachal Pradesh Shri Shanta Kumar, Shri Anurag Thakur and Shri JP Nadda.

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“If today the world thinks India is ready to take a big leap, it has a powerful launchpad of 10 years behind it”
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“India is the Future”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the News 9 Global Summit in New Delhi today. The theme of the Summit is ‘India: Poised for the Big Leap’.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said TV 9’s reporting team represents the diversity of India. Their multi-language news platforms made TV 9 a representative of India's vibrant democracy, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister threw light on the theme of the Summit - ‘India: Poised for the Big Leap’, and underlined that a big leap can be taken only when one is filled with passion and enthusiasm. He said that the theme highlights India’s self-confidence and aspirations owing to the creation of a launchpad of 10 years. In these 10 years, the Prime Minister said, the mindset, self-confidence and good governance have been the major factors of transformation.

The Prime Minister underlined the centrality of the commission citizen in the destiny of India. He emphasized that a mindset of defeat can not lead to victory, in this light, he said that the change in mindset and leap that India has taken is incredible. PM Modi recalled the negative view exposed by the leadership of the past and the overhang of corruption, scams, policy paralysis and dynasty politics had shook the foundation of the nation. The Prime Minister mentioned the turnaround and India entering into the top 5 economies of the world. “India of 21st century India does not think small. Whatever we do, we do best and biggest. World is amazed and sees the benefit of moving with India”, he said.

Highlighting the achievements of the last 10 years compared to the ten years before 2014, the Prime Minister mentioned the record increase in FDI from 300 billion US dollars to 640 billion US dollars, India’s digital revolution, trust in India’s Covid vaccine and the growing number of taxpayers in the country which symbolizes the increasing trust of the people in the government. Speaking about mutual fund investments in the country, the Prime Minister informed that people had invested Rs 9 lakh crore in 2014 while 2024 has seen a meteoric rise to Rs 52 lakh crores. “This proves to the citizens that the nation is moving forward with strength”, PM Modi continued, “The level of trust toward self and the government is equal.”

The Prime Minister said that the government's work culture and governance are the cause of this turn-around. “Government offices are no longer a problem but are becoming allies of the countrymen”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that for this leap, a change of gear was needed. He gave examples of long pending projects such as Saryu Canal Project in Uttar Pradesh, Sardar Sarovar Yojana, and Krishna Koena Pariyojana of Maharashtra which were lying pending for decades and were completed by the government. The Prime Minister drew attention to the Atal Tunnel whose foundation stone was laid in 2002 but remained incomplete till 2014, and it was the present government that accomplished the work with its inauguration in 2020. He also gave the example of Bogibeel Bridge in Assam, commissioned in 1998 but finally completed 20 years later in 2018, and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor commissioned in 2008 but completed 15 years later in 2023. “Hundreds of such pending projects were completed after the present government came to power in 2014”, he added. The Prime Minister also explained the impact of regular monitoring of the big projects under PRAGATI and informed that in the last 10 years projects worth 17 lakh crore have been reviewed under the mechanism. The Prime Minister gave examples of a few projects that were completed very quickly such as Atal Setu, Parliament Building, Jammu AIIMS, Rajkot AIIMs, IIM Sambalpur, New terminal of Trichy Airport, IIT Bhilai, Goa Airport, undersea cable up to Lakshadweep, Banas Dairy at Varanasi, Dwarka Sudarshan Setu. Foundation stones of all these projects were laid by the Prime Minister and he dedicated them to the nation also. “When there is willpower and respect for the taxpayers' money, only then the nation moves forward and gets ready for a big leap”, he added.

The Prime Minister illustrated the scale by listing the activities of just one week. He mentioned a massive educational push from Jammu with dozens of higher education institutes like IIT, IIMs and IIIT on 20th February, on 24 th February he dedicated 5 AIIMs from Rajkot, and more than 2000 projects including revamping more than 500 Amrit Stations was done this morning. This streak will continue during his visit to three states in the coming two days, he informed. “We lagged in the first, second and third revolutions, now we have to lead the world in the fourth revolution”, the Prime Minister said.

He continued by furnishing the details of the nation's progress. He gave figures like 2 new colleges daily, a new university every week, 55 patents and 600 trademarks every day, 1.5 lakh Mudra loans daily, 37 startups daily, daily UPI transaction of 16 thousand crore rupees, 3 new Jan Aushadhi Kendras per day, construction of 14 KM road everyday, 50 thousand LPG connections everyday, one tap connection every second and 75 thousand people came out of poverty everyday.

Referring to a recent report on the consumption pattern of the country, the Prime Minister highlighted the fact that poverty has reached its lowest level till date into single digit. As per data, he said that consumption has increased by 2.5 times as compared to a decade ago as people's capacity to spend on different goods and services has increased. “In the last 10 years, consumption in villages has increased at a much faster rate than that in cities. This means that the economic power of the village people is increasing, they are having more money to spend”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government has developed infrastructure keeping rural needs in mind resulting in better connectivity, new employment opportunities and income for women. This strengthened rural India, he said. “For the first time in India, food expenditure has become less than 50 per cent of the total expenditure. That is, the family which earlier used to spend all its energy in procuring food, today its members are able to spend money on other things”, the Prime Minister added.

Pointing out the trend of vote bank politics adopted by the previous government, the Prime Minister underscored that India has broken out of the scarcity mindset in the last 10 years by putting an end to corruption and ensuring that the benefits of development are distributed equally. “We believe in governance of saturation instead of politics of scarcity”, PM Modi emphasized, “We have chosen the path of santushti (contentment) of the people instead of tushtikaran.” This, the Prime Minister said, has been the mantra of the government for the past decade. “This is Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas”, the Prime Minister said, elaborating that the government has transformed vote bank politics into politics of performance. Highlighting the Modi Ki Guarantee Vehicle, the Prime Minister said that the government of today is going door-to-door and providing facilities to the beneficiaries. “When saturation becomes a mission, there is no scope for any kind of discrimination”, PM Modi exclaimed.

“Our government is moving forward keeping the principle of Nation First paramount”, the Prime Minister remarked, as he mentioned the critical decisions taken by the government to resolve old challenges. He touched upon the abrogation of Article 370, construction of the Ram Mandir, ending of triple talaq, Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, One Rank One Pension, and creation of the post of Chief of Defense Staff. He underlined that the government completed all such incomplete tasks with the thinking of Nation First.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to prepare the India of the 21st century and threw light on the rapidly progressing plans. “From space to semiconductor, digital to drones, AI to clean energy, 5G to Fintech, India has today reached the forefront of the world”, he said. He highlighted India’s growing prowess as one of the biggest forces in digital payments in the global world, the fastest-growing country in Fintech Adoption Rate, the first country to land a rover on the south pole of the Moon, among the leading countries in the world in Solar Installed Capacity, leaving Europe behind in the expansion of 5G network, rapid progress in the semiconductor sector and rapid developments on future fuels like green hydrogen.

Concluding the address, the Prime Minister said, “Today India is working hard towards its bright future. India is futuristic. Today everyone says – India is the future.” He also drew attention to the importance of the next 5 years. He reaffirmed the belief to take India's potential to new heights in the third term and wished that the coming 5 years be years of progress and praise for India’s journey to Viksit Bharat.