Pranab Mukherjee spells out Modi govt’s roadmap, says it is committed to end rural-urban divide, modernisation of madrasa

In his address , the President said the govt is committed to improve the quality of life in villages.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2014 12:10 pm
President Pranab Mukherjee President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee is addressing a joint sitting of Parliament in the Central Hall, laying the roadmap of the new government headed by Narendra Modi.

Here are the highlights:

# Pranab Mukherjee hails a decisive verdict in the Lok Sabha elections.

# New MPs represent hopes, aspirations and dreams of the people: President.

# We express solidarity with the families of those who lost their lives during the election: President.

# People have voted for a strong and united India: Pranab Mukherjee.

# I applaud wisdom of the people for this verdict: Pranab

# This is a verdict for sabke saath sabka vikas: Pranab

# ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’, says President, tells MPs that greatest challenge is to end the curse of poverty.

# My government is committed to improve the quality of life in our villages, says Pranab

# It will take necessary steps to provide security to citizens of the country: Pranab

# Electorate cast aside boundaries of caste, creed, region and religion and voted for development, good governance and stability: Prez

# Containing inflation is the top most priority of my government: Pranab.

# The greatest challenge is to end the curse of poverty: Pranab

# Water conservation will be one of the priorities for this government: Pranab. Each drop of water is precious. Govt is committed to provide water security and will launch Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.

# My government will nurture the youth – the human resource dividend of the country:  Pranab

# Sports will be popularised. Government will launch National Sports Talent Search System: President.

# The government will work towards modernising the madrasa: Pranab

# My government will set up IITs and IIMs in every state: Pranab

# Govt will try to end rural-urban divide and is committed to reverse trend of hopelessness among farmers that leads to suicides: Prez

# Govt will have a policy of ‘zero tolerance’ for violence against women; govt will strengthen criminal justice system: President.

# Govt will give 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and legislative assemblies: President.

# Sensitivity to security concerns and end to export of terrorism to neighbours is needed for stability in the region, says President.

# Will further work together with South Asian leaders to revitalise SAARC as an effective instrument for regional cooperation: President.

# Govt will never shy away from raising issues of concern to India at a bilateral level, says President.

# Govt is determined to rid the country of the scourge of corruption and menace of black money: President.

# Low cost airports will be developed to promote air connectivity to smaller towns; a port-led development model will be evolved: President.

# Govt will create a policy environment which is predictable, transparent and fair; will make every effort to introduce GST: President.

# Govt will launch a diamond quadrilateral project of high-speed trains, says President.

# Govt will strive to move towards a single-window system of clearances both at Centre and states: President.

# Reforms will be undertaken to enhance the ease of doing business; govt will encourage investments including FDI: President.

# International civil nuclear agreements will be operationalised and nuclear power projects developed: President.

# The government will build a national war memorial to honour our soldiers, says Pranab

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  1. S
    Jun 9, 2014 at 6:47 am
    Where was this guy when his party was the Government for the last 10 years? Please respect the verdict of the people and let the present government do the right thing for the country and its people!!!!!!!
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      Varun Lohiar
      Jun 9, 2014 at 9:58 am
      In these countries, especially in the Middle East, it was the United States and its client states (such as Saudi Arabia) that sponsored, financed and armed right wing and religious fundamentalist organizations, precisely in order to counter the strength of the secular leftists whom they opposed.
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        Varun Lohiar
        Jun 9, 2014 at 9:58 am
        Pune hate violence shows, to repeat the key point, Islamic fundamentalism is a political phenomenon created by a particular history - just like Hindutva, Christian fundamentalism and every other form of right wing movement.
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          Varun Lohiar
          Jun 9, 2014 at 9:58 am
          Recent history shows that this is a lie, and also exposes where current ‘Muslim fundamentalism’ comes from. Just forty to sixty years ago, in most of the major regions of the world with high Islamic potions – Indonesia, the Middle East, North Africa – the strongest political forces were secular leftists.
          1. Ankur Sethi
            Jun 9, 2014 at 10:39 am
            Reservation for an elected post, what kind of logic is that? Why not have a reservation for votes too? 33% of your votes should go to a women, or women should start with a 33% voteshare? An election means getting the most qualified person, how does a reservation give you a qualified person?
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