Paris, Aug 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi who began his government’s second term recently after securing a massive mandate in general elections, said on Friday that his government, within 75 days of coming to power again, has taken a number of strong decisions to root out corruption and terrorism.
“In new India, the way in which action is being taken against corruption, dynastic politics, loot of people’s money, terrorism, this has never happened before. Within 75 days of the new government coming to power, we took many strong decisions,’’ he said.
Talking about the BJP’s landslide victory in the recent Lok Sabha elections, the Prime Minister said, “I want to tell you that India is now surging ahead, the mandate we got is not merely for running a government but for building a new India.”
Addressing a gathering at UNESCO HQ in Paris, Mr Modi said India will achieve most of the climate change goals set for 2030, in the next year and a half. He said in 'New India', the government is dedicated towards tightening the noose on corruption, nepotism, loot of public money and terrorism in his address to the Indian community here, Mr Modi said: "People gave a resounding mandate to our government for building 'New India'."
On Triple Talaq, he said, “We did away with the practice, injustice cannot be done to Muslim women in New India.”
On abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Modi invoked Lord Rama and Krishna to suggest that a country with such a strong cultural heritage had to carry the burden of ‘temporary’ provisions for as long as seven decades.
The Prime Minister said, "I have come to a nation of football lovers, you very well know the importance of a goal that is the ultimate achievement. In the last five years, we set goals which were earlier considered impossible to fulfill.
The Prime Minister also held one-on-one talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday night where the two world leaders discussed Kashmir among other issues.
Mr Modi said the relationship between India and France was not based on any selfishness, but on solid ideals of 'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity'.