IT IS NOT ABOUT LEADING THE COUNTRY BUT BUILDING A NEW INDIA: PM Modi in France LIVE

India is surging ahead, the mandate is not merely for running a government, but for building a new India, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was addressing the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

During his speech, PM Modi talked over a number of issues including the mandate of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, climate change and building a ‘New India’ that focuses on ease of doing business while ensuring ease of living. He also said that India will achieve most of the climate change goals set for 2030, in the next year and a half.

The PM also talked over the friendship between the two countries. “The relationship between India and France is hundreds-years old. Our friendship is not based on selfishness, but on solid ideals of ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity’,” he said.

He also said, “In new India, the way in which action is being taken against corruption, dynasty politics, the loot of people’s money, terrorism, this has never happened before. Within 75 days of the new govt coming to power, we took many strong decisions.”

Earlier he inaugurated a memorial in the honour of the victims of two Air India crashes at the foothills of the Mont Blanc mountain in France in which several Indians, including Homi J Bhabha, regarded as the father of India’s nuclear programme, were killed.

The memorial at Nid d’Aigle, at the foot of Mount Blanc, was dedicated to Bhabha and several other Indians who were among the passengers and crew of the two Air India planes that crashed in 1950 and 1966.

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