Agencies, New Delhi/Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that under his stewardship in last four-and-half years, India has decided to surge ahead on multiple fronts and it has decided ‘not to halt’ in the journey towards progress and prosperity.
Addressing the first Republic Summit of Republic Television in Mumbai, Prime Minister said: “I am here today in Mumbai – the city that is often said it never stops – and I want to say now that India is a country today that will never stop”.
“Everywhere you go in India you will see these days a sign board, ‘Work in Progress’,” Mr Modi said adding this reflects the national spirit today.
The Prime Minister took a potshots at the Congress party over Rafale aircraft deal row and said: “Four years back none thought a day will come when the Supreme Court will give a mandate in which it said there was nothing erroneous in Rafale and that whatever was done, was done in transparent manner”.
Mr Modi said: “Four years back no one thought guilty in 1984 anti-Sikh riots will be held guilty and sent behind bars” – in reference to Delhi High Court’s ruling on Monday that held senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar guilty.
The Prime Minister also said that four years back, no one thought someone called Christian Michel will be extradited to India, and will reveal things on AgustaWestland chopper scam.
Mr Modi said the law is taking its course against economic offenders who are fleeing India.
“Corruption was considered a new-normal in India….It should not be like this. We need to change this. Last four years, I am trying to change this,” Mr Modi said.