New Delhi: In a seeming allusion to the Opposition’s grand alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday delivered a robust critique of “corruption, dynastic governance, and appeasement,” asserting that the nation as a whole is now demanding the departure of these “evil forces should quit India.”. He reiterated this sentiment by stating, “There is only one reverberation in all directions, and that is corruption quit India, dynasty quit India, and appeasement quit India.”
During a video conferencing event to mark the foundation stone laying for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations across 27 states and union territories, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the opportunity to address several key issues, delivering a strong message. He began by referencing the significance of August, a month imbued with historical importance for India, highlighting the upcoming National Handloom Day and the commemoration of the Quit India Movement on August 9.
While not explicitly naming the opposition, the Prime Minister took a dig at the I.N.D.I.A. bloc, criticizing their apparent opposition to various initiatives and their absence from key events, such as the visit to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. He remarked that their stance represents a continuation of outdated practices and negative politics, contrasting it with his government’s commitment to positive and forward-thinking policies.
Highlighting the Amrit Bharat Station scheme, PM Modi stressed its importance in transforming 508 major railway stations across India into modern facilities. He underlined the significance of this endeavour, not only for infrastructure and the railways but also for the citizens of the country. The scheme’s budget of 25,000 crores will contribute to the comprehensive redevelopment of these stations, enhancing the overall travel experience for passengers.
The PM also elaborated on the global perception that India has undergone a transformation. This shift can be attributed to two key factors: firstly, the Indian populace elected a government with an absolute majority after nearly three decades, and secondly, this majority government has consistently made significant decisions and persistently endeavoured to address challenges with lasting solutions. He discussed the expansion of modern trains in the country, with a focus on accessibility and comfort for all passengers. The Prime Minister further highlighted efforts to improve amenities at railway stations, including better seating, waiting rooms, and free Wi-Fi facilities.
PM Modi reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the expansion of railways, particularly in the North East region, and reiterated the significance of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme in realizing a transformative vision for India’s railway infrastructure.