Resounding poll mandate to build new India; Corruption, nepotism reined in like never before: Modi

PARIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the resounding mandate to the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was for building a ‘new India’, and asserted that corruption, nepotism, loot of people’s money, and terrorism have been reined in like never before.

Addressing the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters here, Modi also talked about “major decisions” such as banning of practice of triple talaq, taken by his Government in its second term.

In a veiled reference to abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said, “there is no scope for temporary in India. You would have seen that a country of 1.25 billion people, the land of Mahatma Gandhi, Gautam Buddha, Ram, Krishna, took 70 years to remove what was temporary. To remove temporary it took 70 years, I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry…Reform, perform, and transform and with permanent systems, the country is moving forward to achieve its goal.” (AGENCIES)