BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has said that any compromise made to retain power is corruption. “I believe that any compromise to hold on to power is also a form of corruption. This message should reach out to the last person,” he has said in an interview for a book approved as the authorised version of his ideas on economics. However, Modi has not elaborated on such “compromises”.
“Governance cannot be run on dreams. It must be policy-driven. Corruption arises from a situation where there is no clear transparent parameter for allocation of benefits,” he says.
The interview is part of the book, ModiNomics, released by Skoch Media on Saturday. While Modi was slated to release the book, he did not turn up.
“The single largest problem before the country today is the trust deficit vis a vis the central government. People have lost confidence in it. The country is unfortunately being dragged towards vote bank politics,” he says in the interview.
His mantra for revival is to provide schemes which are not aimed at the welfare of any particular section. “If you improve water supply or education, all the citizens in that area would benefit,” he says.