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PM Modi talks about 'New India' at France

August 24, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Indian community in France and said that there was a "New India'', where corruption, nepotism, loot of public money and terrorism is being brought under control. PM Modi said that there was also a focus on ensuring ease of living.

PM Modi spoke at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and said that "India is racing ahead not because of Modi... it is because of the stamp of approval that the people of India have given in forms of their vote".

Already you have seen the bold decisions taken, record work being done in parliament. The 100-day milestone is yet to arrive. Mind you, the first 50-75 days are generally taken to plan things and get greetings and congratulatory calls, but you all can see the intent of the government of the day... And that India means business. We have showed red card to several evil social practices in the last five years. In new India, the way in which action is being taken against corruption, nepotism, loot of people's money, terrorism, this has never happened before."- Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi also referred to the decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 when he said, "In India, there is no place for temporary in India, it took 70 long years to remove 'temporary'. We have come forward, and we will complete our goals as early as possible."

PM Modi is in France as part of his three-nation five-day visit till Monday. From France, he will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain before returning to Paris for the G7 Summit.

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