Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters after inaugurating a memorial in honour of the victims of two Air India crashes in France in the 1950s and 1960s. PM Modi, who is also known for his humongous popularity amongst the Indian community staying aboard, received a thunderous applause as people stood up to catch a glimpse of him.
During his speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the resounding mandate of 2019 Lok Sabha polls was not just for a government, but for building a 'New India' that focuses on ease of doing business while ensuring ease of living.
Prime Minister Modi also said that in 'new India' action is being taken against corruption, nepotism, loot of people's money, terrorism.
In an apparent reference to the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, he 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."
Asserting that people gave resounding mandate to the BJP government for building 'New India', Modi, who is in France on the first leg of his three-nation tour, said that India is moving fast on the path of development.
On triple talaq he said, "We did away with practice of triple talaq; injustice cannot be done to Muslim women in new India."
He said India will achieve most of the climate change goals set for 2030, in the next year and a half. Prime Minister Modi said India will be free of tuberculosis in 2025.
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