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Modi says detractors will take time to understand his work

I have adopted the mantra `Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhay'. And I am sure this will work," Modi said.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Updated: September 16, 2014 9:17:28 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses people on his arrival in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (Source: PTI Photo) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses people on his arrival in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Amidst critical review of his government’s 100-day performance and reverses in by-polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at his detractors saying they will take time to understand his work and his style of functioning.

Amidst critical review of his government’s 100-day performance and reverses in by-polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at his detractors saying they will take time to understand his work and his style of functioning.

“Certain things had not been seen in the past. It would be a new and unique thing for some people. They will take bit of time to understand this new thing. They could not understand this during the last 12 years in Gujarat,” Modi said at a felicitation organised by BJP workers here.

“Still they cannot understand it. But I have adopted the mantra `Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhay’ (for welfare of all, for happiness of all). And I am sure this will work.”

On the criticism that his government lacks vision, Modi said, “Many times there is debate on the vision….Big vision… grand vision… etc. Whatever it is… I am a very small man… and I live for the small people of this country.

“I can think small and by thinking small things, I can make people big from these small people. And when all these

small people become big, then India will develop beyond limits,” Modi said.

“We have introduced Jan Dhan Yojana. Businessmen of this country have to stand humbly in front of bank managers to get loans. But now a bank manager has to go to the house of poor people and open accounts for them. This is called vision.

Banking system existed earlier also but nobody thought of using it to save the poor from money-lenders,” Modi said.

“I thought of it. To understand a change, you have to change yourself.

“Natural calamities come and nobody can stop them. But you have to show dedication to sacrifice yourself during such natural calamities. You have to sacrifice yourself for the victims. I have visited Kashmir more often during this short period than our previous Prime Minister had visited in his entire tenure,” he said.

While speaking about his government’s initiative to improve the ties with neighbouring countries, Modi criticised previous Prime Ministers for not visiting Nepal for 17 years.

“It does not take more than one hour and fifteen minutes to reach Nepal by flight. But our previous Prime inisters had not visited Nepal for 17 years. What they could not do in 17 years, I did in one hour and fifteen minutes,” Modi said, adding, “they could not see Nepal but I have seen it”.

The absolute majority his government is enjoying in the Lok Sabha not just helps in running a stable government but also makes impact in the global arena, the Prime Minister said.

“The strength of absolute majority does not only make impact on decision-taking of government or smooth running of Parliament. Why Chinese President is coming to Ahmedabad? What is the reason? The reason is not Narendra Modi, but the mandate of absolute majority given by 125 crore Indians, which has given a stable government,” Modi said.

“Now the entire world is looking up to the Indian government. For the last 30 years the entire world was waiting for a government which has a clear majority,” he said.

“The countries of the world now want to work with us… Our friend-countries… Even the countries which have sour and sweet relations with us… I have seen same feeling from all of them,” he said.

During the BRIC summit, he met leaders of Latin America and they were also eager to work with India, Modi said.

Describing the current period in history as India’s “turning point”, he said, “I will appeal to all my fellow countrymen…Political parties will come and go. Elections will be held. But whenever you get the chance to elect a government, do not make the mistake of electing an unstable government.

“Absolute majority strengthens the democracy. The present time is a turning point for the country. We have to fill all the pits that have been made in the last ten years,” Modi said, taking a dig at the UPA government.

“Our party workers should also talk about the importance of majority government in the states. This will help in the development of democracy as well as the country,” Modi added.

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